Intercept 5

In the Sequential Intercept Model, intercept 5 refers to the point of reentry and opportunities for community-based treatment and support services.

Justice Counts is a website that provides information and resources to advance racial and social justice within the criminal justice system.

Law Enforcement

Law enforcement refers to government agencies and officials responsible for enforcing laws, including policing, investigation, and prosecution of criminal activity.

Laws & Legislation

In criminal justice behavioral health, laws and legislation refer to the rules and regulations that govern the legal framework for addressing behavioral health issues.

Legacy Trauma

Legacy trauma refers to the psychological and emotional impact of historical and systemic trauma experienced by marginalized communities over generations.

Measures for Justice

Measures for Justice is a nonprofit organization that provides data and analysis on criminal justice system performance in the United States.

Mental Health Courts

Mental health courts are specialized diversion court programs that provide treatment and supervision to individuals with mental illness in the criminal justice system.


In criminal justice behavioral health, MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) refers to a formal agreement between agencies outlining shared responsibilities and goals.


Multicultural refers to the recognition and appreciation of diverse cultures and backgrounds in criminal justice behavioral health settings.

Other Programs & Processes

Other programs and processes refer to a range of behavioral health interventions and strategies designed to promote recovery and well-being for individuals and communities.


Parole is the supervised release of an individual reentering the community before the end of their sentence, subject to certain conditions and restrictions.

Peer Specialists

Peer specialists are individuals who use their lived experience with mental illness or addiction, or involvement in the criminal legal system, to provide support and guidance to others with similar experiences.

Person First Language

Person-first language is a respectful, empathetic, and destigmatizing reference to individuals, while recognizing the individual as a person first, rather than defining them with a criiminal-legal system status-label alone.


In criminal justice behavioral health, policy refers to the guidelines and principles that shape decision-making and actions related to behavioral health issues.


Post-intercepts are interventions and support services provided to individuals after they have completed their involvement with the criminal justice system to prevent recidivism and aid reintegration into society.


Practices refer to established methods and procedures used in criminal justice behavioral health settings to promote effective and evidence-based interventions.


Pre-intercepts are the determinants of involvement in the criminal justice system, derived from various factors such as childhood experiences, social determinants of health, and systemic inequalities

Pre-Trial Services

Pre-trial services refer to the supervision and support provided to individuals with behavioral health needs while awaiting trial and court proceedings.

Privacy Laws

In criminal justice behavioral health, privacy-laws refer to the legal protections and regulations governing the confidentiality of personal health information.


Probation is a period of supervised release granted to an individual in lieu of any incarceration, or before the end of their term of incarceration, subject to certain conditions and restrictions.

Prosecution – DA

Prosecution or District Attorney (DA) is a government-appointed lawyer who represents the state or government in criminal proceedings against individuals or organizations.

Psychiatric Services

Psychiatric services refer to medical and therapeutic interventions provided to individuals with mental health conditions to manage symptoms and promote recovery.

Public Safety

In criminal justice behavioral health, public safety refers to policies and practices aimed at protecting individuals and communities from harm and criminal activity.

Racial & Social Justice

In criminal justice behavioral health, racial-social-justice refers to policies and practices aimed at addressing disparities and inequities related to race and social status.


Reentry refers to the process of reintegrating individuals with behavioral health issues back into their communities after incarceration to reduce recidivism.

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