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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 Rolando L. Santiago, PhD of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.7000 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Total number of unduplicated clients served 11,7801,2581,8001,8001,800
Percent of customers satisfied with Adult Forensic services 294%70%83%83%83%
STEER - Percent of individuals who engage in treatment as evidenced by attending the first treatment appointment 326%48%60%60%60%
Percent of successful Jail Addiction Services clients that were not reincarcerated in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility within the next fiscal year following program completion74%79%77%77%77%
Percent of clients who successfully graduate from Mental Health Court 472%84%75%75%75%
1  FY21 total impacted by COVID-driven closures and social distancing mandates.
2  Surveys expanded in FY20 to include additional services offered by the program.
3  In FY21 the denominator for this measure changed to include only those clients referred for treatment, as opposed to the denominator in FY20 that included the entire universe of screened clients. The smaller denominator for FY21 resulted in the higher percentage for FY21. Applying the formula retroactively to FY20 increases the FY20 percentage from 26% to 39%.
4  Outcome is based on the total number eligible to graduate (due to court based time restrictions, a certain percentage are not even eligible to graduate).

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved326279028.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.4084560.00
FY23 Approved367124628.00