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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 Lindsay Lucas of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2766 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Percentage of successful Jail Addiction Services clients that were not reincarcerated in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility within the next fiscal year following program completion7577757575
Percent of clients who successfully graduate from Mental Health CourtN/A54545454
STEER - Percent of individuals who engage in treatment as evidenced by attending the first treatment appointment and also remain active at 60 days after starting treatment 1N/A42424242
1  Percent remaining active after 30 days is 68 percent.

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved331390226.00
Enhance: Increase Secured Monitored Exchange and Supervised Visitation Center Hours of Operation from 28 to 38 Hours per Week1750000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2515442.00
FY20 Approved374044628.00