Understanding Procedures for Behavioral Health in Carceral Settings

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Date: December 2, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual event
Category: Training

This training is a cross-disciplinary discussion between service providers and criminal-legal stakeholders to foster collaboration, clarify expectations, and improve service delivery in this unique setting. 


Carceral settings differ from typical behavioral health settings in organizational structure, associated security measures, and overall goals. As a provider, it is important to understand how to gain access to these facilities, provide services aligned with security protocols, and communicate effectively to develop long-lasting, high-quality partnerships that ensure people receive the services they need while incarcerated. It is also necessary for correctional facilities to understand the rules and regulations that providers must follow to ensure their patients' needs are met and that high quality services are provided. Together, service providers and correctional facilities can work in harmony to maintain security while providing people with high quality behavioral health services during their incarceration.


The Center for Behavioral Health and Justice is proud to welcome the following leaders from both corrections and behavioral health to present this training as part of a series on Opioid Treatment Ecosystem Implementation. 


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Captain Julie Massengill, Jail Administrator, Monroe County Sheriff's Office

Adam Anastasoff, Jail Diversion Supervisor, Monroe Community Mental Health Authority (INSERT BIO)

Renee Casey, Director of Community Corrections Services, Wahstenaw County. Renee has spent the last 22 years working within the corrections field both inside correctional facilities and through community corrections. Renee has been the Director of Community Corrections in Washtenaw County since 2009 and in 2015 also assumed the position of Director of Correctional and Reentry Services for the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. Through these roles, she is responsible for overseeing all alternatives to incarceration programs, pretrial services, jail programming and services, population management, and has worked to design, develop, and implement a Reentry program for the Washtenaw County Jail.

December 2021