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Program Description

  Adult Forensic Services

Adult Forensic Services is comprised of four programs: 1) Clinical Assessment and Transition Services (CATS) provides assessment and post-booking diversion services to newly booked inmates with behavioral health issues, and discharge planning for those being released to the community. The Forensic Liaison supports the Competency Docket with reentry recommendations for those returning from State Hospitals; 2) Jail Addiction Services (JAS) is an ASAM II.5 level jail-based residential addiction treatment program for inmates with Substance Use Disorders at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility; 3) The Justice Clinical Assessment and Planning (JCAP) Team provides clinical assessment, care planning, and care-coordination to the clients of Mental Health Court; and 4) Stop, Triage, Engage, Educate, Rehabilitate (STEER) is a team of peer specialists who respond 24/7/365 to opioid overdoses and provider referrals for high risk Substance Use Disorder clients.

Program Contacts

Contact Mark Hodge of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.1568 or Grace Pedersen of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.773.1088 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Total number of unduplicated clients served 11,7041,6031,8001,8001,800
STEER - Percent of individuals who engage in treatment as evidenced by attending the first treatment appointment 253%68%70%70%70%
Percent of successful Jail Addiction Services clients that were not reincarcerated in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility within the next fiscal year following program completion 388%70%75%75%75%
Percent of clients who successfully graduate from Mental Health Court 485%78%80%80%80%
1  The slight decline in FY23 client count is due to the FY22 surge in client needs brought by the recovery from the pandemic. The FY23 figure shows client needs starting to stabilize but still is much higher than the volume seen in pre-pandemic years.
2  Through increased efforts of experienced peer support specialists, FY23 saw improved outcomes for STEER clients served who are connected to the appropriate level of treatment. STEER program outcome exceeds national trends for this type of program.
3  The decline in FY23 may be due to staff shortages in JAS and lack of community-based accessible treatment and housing resources that would engage the inmates released from jail to prevent incarceration.
4  The decline in successful graduates may be due to staff shortages and barriers to obtaining services such as Assertive Community Treatment or proper housing services that would have assisted clients who were decompensating.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved377208028.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.16473701.00
FY25 Recommended541945029.00