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1 Denver Sheriff Department F U S E P R O G R A M C A P T A I N P A U L O L I V A

2 About the Denver Sheriff Department The Denver Sheriff Department is the third largest criminal justice agency in the State of Colorado, following the Denver Police Department and the Colorado Department of Corrections. Thirty percent (30%) of all inmates sentenced to the Colorado Department of Corrections are from the City and County of Denver. Over 900 staff Denver opened its 1,500-bed Downtown Detention Center in 2010.

3 About the Denver Sheriff Department The Denver Sheriff Department is responsible for the care, custody and transport of prisoners for the City and County of Denver. The department is comprised of three divisions: County Jail Division Downtown Division Technology Support and Special Projects

4 Organizational Chart

5 DSD Vision & Mission Statements VISION We are committed to being a model law enforcement agency by demonstrating best practices, incorporating emerging technologies and the highest standards in accreditation by achieving and maintaining the Triple Crown Award. MISSION To provide safety and security for the community by ensuring care, custody, transportations and reentry services for detainees by operating safe, secure, efficient and humane facilities that adhere to federal, state and local laws.

6 2012 Key Events 110 years of service December 2 nd Recertified as an accredited law enforcement agency by the American Correctional Association (ACA) Accredited by National Commission of Correctional Healthcare. (NCCHC) On the way to achieve its third accreditation in 2013 (CALEA) - Triple Crown Award (less than 30)

7 TJC Model The TJC model has provided the Denver Sheriff Department with a framework for future jail transition programs in our jails and we are committed to continue partnering with community-based service providers. Support of evidence-based programs has increased throughout the department, from command staff to frontline deputies, and preparing inmates to reenter the community has become a key component of our mission.

8 Policy Development Policy Development with the Community Transgender Policy National Model NIC Broadcast T.V. and news articles Other Jail Administrators Community Participation ACLU Center of Colorado Commission of Denver Aging and ADA Committees Community Participation Best Practices

9 FUSE Program What is FUSE? The FUSE model is used to help communities break the cycle of incarceration and homelessness among individuals with complex behavioral health challenges who are the highest users of jails, homeless shelters and other crisis services systems. FUSE increases housing stability, reduces recidivism and breaks the cycle of multiple crisis service use, resulting in public cost offsets.

10 Collaboration of Efforts Initiative Development Identifying Stake holders Denver s Road Home Denver Human Services Denver Sheriff Department Mental Health Center of Denver CSH Leadership and Organizational Culture Set Expectations for Stakeholders Taking ownership from Law Enforcement Funding/Contracts with the City of Denver Invoicing Scope of work Setting goals and measurements Collaboration and joint ownership TJC Model

11 Frequent User Service Enhancement (FUSE) Program to provide access to much needed treatment services to some of Denver s more vulnerable citizens Experiencing serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders Frequent users of the justice system High recidivism rate Top 500 arrest

12 Frequent User Service Enhancement (FUSE) FUSE offers the opportunity to outreach and engage Approach integrates treatment services essential for recovery from serious mental illness Intensive clinical case management services Medication evaluation Medication monitoring Substance treatment Supportive housing Benefits acquisition/management

13 Housing First Model Goal of linking the participant with an apartment on the day they are released from jail Through tenant based rental assistance at first Eventually pay a portion of their rent when they receive benefits with the longer range goal of transitioning to subsidized housing Designed to reduce the revolving door effect by achieving a seamless transition from jail back to the community and into intensive mental health treatment and essential services that support a successful recovery Pick up at jail Start the process in jail

14 Staff /Collaboration Employs - MHCD One full time case manager Half time case manager Three hour per week psychiatrist Team works closely with Mental Health Transition Unit staff at the Denver County Jail Identify inmates - serious mental illness/homeless upon release Other goals Reducing recidivism Decreasing jail days

15 Outcomes First referral on October 2011 To date Total of 45 individuals have been referred to the program Of these, 20 are currently active and housed in the program 19 have discontinued from the program 10 were terminated for violations of terms or for being sent back to jail 6 opted out or declined upon release 3 have absconded from the program

16 Continued 5 individuals have graduated from the program Since January of 2012 Over 2049 hours of clinical service have been provided to the individuals within FUSE Each consumer receiving a minimum of 4 hours of service per month while active in the program

17 Targeted Intervention Offenders Identifying Frequent Users in the Jails Crime Prevention and Control Commission (CPCC) Mental Health Transition Units Men Women Reentry Services Hand off Continuity of care/services TJC Model Hand off of services Developing criteria for participation

18 Transition Units: 22A and 21G Criteria: Mental health diagnosis May have co-occurring substance abuse Treatment compliance Moderate motivation for change The purpose of the Transition Units is to address inmates current issues with mental health as well as to aid in the transition to the next placement.

19 Case Plan Transition Plan Case Management Services Medication/Substance Abuse Treatment Linkage with Primary Care Group Therapy/Trauma Treatment Supportive Housing TBRA Dept of Housing and Urban Development

20 Sustainability/More Collaboration 30 and 60 Day visits With Law Enforcement Policy and Procedures Monthly Meetings Stakeholders Clients Challenges Inmate Release day Ownership Housing By in process Staff

21 Openness Law Enforcement Agencies Taking ownership Inviting stakeholders to the table Sharing your openness to building policy with community and others DSD Belief Statement We, the DSD, believe in promoting compassionate service and protection of all people

22 DSD Belief Statement

23 Thank You

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