Jails are encountering the cascading effect of the competency crisis. Defendants with severe mental illnesses or mental defects who are deemed incompetent to stand trial are experiencing long wait times, in some cases more than 12 months, for admission to state psychiatric facilities for restoration treatment. Despite advocacy groups’ litigation efforts to force government agencies to address this crisis, state agencies often lack the resources (e.g., funding, personnel) to meet dictates of consent decrees. However, through collaborations with county and state agencies, alternative solutions for competency restoration treatment can reduce the strain on state systems. While establishing a jail-based competency restoration program requires dedicated staff to ensure the separation of forensic and clinical treatment activities, services can be delivered through a variety of modalities that match the facility’s resources. This webinar highlights the essential components of a jail-based competency program and reviews the advantages and limitations of jail-based restoration treatment.
A Partner Webinar is a sponsored webinar with an organization that provides products or services to the criminal justice industry.
The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is one of the largest associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and a total membership of more than 20,000. NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice and public safety. Throughout its 77-year history, NSA has served as an information clearinghouse for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police, other law enforcement professionals, state governments and the federal government.
NaphCare, Inc., partners with local, state and federal government agencies nationwide to provide innovative healthcare, technology and administrative solutions for complex problems within the correctional and justice systems. The company’s industry-leading approach to correctional healthcare includes designing and implementing evidence-based clinical programs to address the specific challenges of the corrections environment. Above all, NaphCare aims to make a positive impact in the communities they serve.
NaphCare is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Additional information can be found on the company’s website: www.naphcare.com.