Glossaries

Crisis Stabilization

Crisis-stabilization refers to short-term treatment for individuals experiencing acute behavioral health crises, often used as an alternative to hospitalization.

Data, Exchange & Reporting

Data exchange reporting refers to the transfer of information between different agencies or systems to facilitate communication and collaboration in the criminal justice and behavioral health fields.

Defense – Public Defender

Public defenders are government-appointed attorneys representing individuals in criminal cases who cannot afford to hire a private attorney. Private attorneys are hired by individuals to defend them.

Demographics

Demographics refer to the statistical characteristics of a population, such as age, race, gender, income, and education, in criminal justice behavioral health.

Detention & Corrections

Detention and corrections refer to the management of individuals who are held in custody before or after trial or sentenced to incarceration.

Diversion Courts

Diversion court is a program that provides alternatives to traditional criminal justice processing, offering treatment and support services to those with behavioral health issues.

Drug Courts

Drug courts are specialized diversion court programs that provide treatment and supervision to individuals with substance use disorders in the criminal justice system.

Education & Training

Education and training provides knowledge and skills to individuals and professionals related to behavioral health topics to enhance their service delivery.

Emergency Medical

Emergency medical services (EMS) are trained medical professionals who provide emergency medical care to individuals in urgent or life-threatening situations.

Employment

Employment refers to the provision of job opportunities and support to individuals with behavioral health conditions to promote recovery and community integration.

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