Intercept 5: Community Corrections

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Intercept 5 represents community supervision of individuals whom are either on probation or parole.  Action steps at this intercept include (SAMHSA, 2016):

  • Screening: Screen all individuals under community supervision for mental illness and substance use disorders; link to necessary services; use a criminal risk-needs-responsivity approach
  • Maintain a Community of Care: Connect individuals to employment, including supportive employment; facilitate engagement in IDDT and supportive health services; link to housing; facilitate collaboration between community corrections and service providers; establish policies and procedures that promote communication and information sharing
  • Implement a Supervision Strategy: Concentrate supervision immediately after release; adjust strategies as needs change; implement specialized caseloads and cross-systems training
  • Graduated Responses & Modification of Conditions of Supervision: Ensure a range of options for community corrections officers to reinforce positive behavior and effectively address violations or noncompliance with conditions of release


The California Risk Assessment Pilot Project (2015)

From Evidence-Based Practices to a Comprehensive Intervention Model (2017)