There have been significant changes to the way in which department delivers services to forensically involved individuals.
These changes are driven primarily by an intentional focus on health equity, quality, outcome driven metrics, and on how we support individuals and families who interact with the legal or forensic system across the life span. In order to address these needs, a new system of care was developed by the department: Forensic, Diversion, and Re-entry System of Care.
This system of care includes all of ACBH’s forensic programs across the age spectrum, and serves individuals who are living in the community, who are currently navigating the legal system, or those who are currently incarcerated as an adult or youth. ACBH believes that having a single consolidated system of care will prompt better care coordination, help to interrupt the cycle of repeated forensic involvement, and help to focus our supports on prevention and early intervention.
To better understand our efforts, please review the original ACBH/ HCSA Plan entitled, “A Systems Approach & Plan to Reduce Forensic involvement with Behavioral Health Clients” and the most recent departmental update: Alameda County Behavioral Health Services & Forensic System Redesign Plan Update.
For more information about our newest system of care, please visit our “Forensic Services” page.