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Program Description

  Forensic Services - Adult

Adult Forensic Services is composed of four programs: Clinical Assessment and Transition Services (CATS); Jail Addiction Services (JAS); Stop, Triage, Engage, Educate, Rehabilitate (STEER); and, the Mental Health Court (MHC) Team. CATS has two components: (1) assessment and post-booking diversion services within 24 hours of booking to inmates with behavioral health issues upon entry into the Montgomery County Detention Center; and (2) discharge planning for inmates who are being released from the Correctional Facilities by assessing inmates' behavioral health needs and coordinating access to services in the community. JAS is an ASAM II.5 level jail-based residential addiction treatment program for inmates who suffer from substance related disorders at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. The STEER program responds with referrals to treatment for minor offenders referred by: (1) the police in lieu of criminal charges; and (2) victims of overdose. The MHC Team provides clinical assessment, care planning, and care-coordination to the clients of Mental Health Court.

Program Contacts

Contact Raymond L. Crowel of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.1058 or Erika Lopez-Finn of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2771 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Percentage of successful Jail Addiction Services clients that were not reincarcerated in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility within the next fiscal year following program completion7575787878

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved268047221.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of the Mental Health Court3587764.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2746541.00
FY19 Approved331390226.00