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1 Offender Screening Oklahoma Department of Mental health and Substance Abuse Services

2 Presenters DR. DAVID WRIGHT, EVALUATION PROJECTS MANAGER NISHA WILSON, STATE DIRECTOR OF SPECIALTY COURTS

3 The Problem High Incarceration Rate 41% Increase in Spending Over the Last Decade Crime Rates Falling Less Than Most Other States What Oklahoma Is Doing Isn t Working SOURCE Justice Reinvestment Initiative of Oklahoma

4 Strengths Mental Health Courts Strength Understanding that substance Drug Courts abuse and mental illness contribute dramatically to the prison population. How Do We District Attorney Supervision Strength Recognizing that addiction to substances and mental illness is a treatment issue. Probation and Parole Community Specific Programs Strength Knowing that treatment works. Community Sentencing

5 Strengths Mental Health Courts Drug Courts District Attorney Supervision Get the Right How Person Do in We the Right Program Probation and Parole Community Specific Programs Community Sentencing

6 Strengths Mental Health Courts Drug Courts District Attorney Supervision Make Get the Sure Right No Person One Falls in the Right Through Program Probation and Parole Community Specific Programs Community Sentencing

7 Q: Get the Right Person in the Right Program? A: Getting a Clear Picture of the Person

8 Criminogenic Risk The likelihood that someone will reoffend without intervention. Best measured by a validated risk assessment

9 Treatment Need Substance Abuse Treatment Needs Mental Health Treatment Needs

10 Legislation After initial appearance but before a finding of guilt, a person accused of a felony offense, may be required to submit to an approved risk mental health and substance abuse assessment The court and the district attorney shall consider the results of the risk, mental health and substance abuse assessment and evaluation to determine sentencing options for the person. HB1109 Approved by the Governor May 29,2013 Effective November 1, OK ST. T. 43A 3-704

11 STEPS MONTHS

12 Selection of Instruments Reviewed published research and validation studies to determine the three instruments to be used: <Criminogenic Risk> Ohio Risk Assessment System Community Supervision Tool <Substance Abuse> Texas Christian University Drug Screen II <Mental Health> Mental Health Screen Form III

13 Completed a Request for Information (RFI) process in which all treatment agencies in the state had the opportunity to submit a proposal which had to include a letter of support from the District Attorney s Office. Selected initial project counties and initiated contracts. Selection of Screeners

14 Development of Data System An initial priority of the program was the development of a web-based data collection and reporting system. Priorities: User friendly to screeners, courts and us Provide court info to enhance appropriate sentencing and better address offender risks and treatment needs Gather specific data variables to track project impact (share with legislature) Integrate payments with data entry

15 Reports info here.

16 Reports info here. https://ww4.odmhsas.org/accesscontrol_new/jailscreenings/reports.aspx

17 An initial priority of the program was the development of a data collection and reporting system. Priorities: User friendly to screeners and us Gather specific data variables to track project impact Integrate payments with data entry Development of Data System

18 Training of Screeners The Ohio Risk Assessment System Community Supervision Tool requires a certification training by the University of Cincinnati. We: Initiated a contract with UC for training and held an initial training for 20 clinicians to become certified in the instrument. Developed additional training materials on the program and data system. Provided continuing education to those in attendance.

19 In order to ensure sustainability of the program, a sustainability plan was developed conjointly with the project development plan. It included: Sustainable training and technical assistance options In-house data/billing system modification capability Outcomes based programming Sustainability Plans

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21 Final Disposition 50% 25% 20.4% 25.5% 20.8% 14.4% 9.8% 4.8% 0% DA Supervision Community Supervision DOC Supervision Specialty Treatment Programs Dismissed Prison

22 One County s Outcomes Length of Time Offenders Spent in Jail 87% Decrease in Jail Days

23 One County s Outcomes 87% Decrease in Jail Days Cost of Incarcerating Offenders

24 Another County s Outcomes Length of Time from Arrest to Drug Court Admission 87% Decrease in Jail Days

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26 OVER 3,000 OFFENDERS SCREENED TO DATE OVER 60 CERTIFIED SCREENERS 4 ORAS-CST TRAINERS CERTIFIED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI SCREENINGS AVAILABLE IN 18 COUNTIES OVER 1,900 FINAL DISPOSITIONS RECORDED OVER 80% of OFFENDERS HAVE BEEN DIVERTED FROM PRISON

27 Thank You

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