Forensic Liaison
(CARES Program)

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Goals/Outcomes:

  • Reduce symptoms of psychiatric illness and recidivism

  • Support recovery and reduce involvement in criminal activity in a community setting

  • Improve coping skills and foster community integration

Description:

The Forensic Liaison, also known as the Jail Liaison, is housed at the Cuyahoga County Jail in downtown Cleveland. The Forensic Liaison’s role is to meet with MTHSS clients who are arrested on a felony and assess their mental state and need for medication followed by communication with jail staff to facilitate treatment. Additional duties include communicating with County Jail Pre-Trial Services to determine a client’s ability for release back into the community and providing linkage with the Probation Department, public defenders, Common Pleas Court and pre-sentencing department. Lastly, the Forensic Liaison serves as the link between case managers and clients who are incarcerated in County Jail.

 

Clients are provided mental health treatment and linked to community services that support recovery and reduce their involvement in criminal activity. The level of intensity of service provision is a feature of this service. Rehabilitation and environmental support activities reduce the symptoms of psychiatric illness, build resilience and improve their quality of life and integration into the community.

Location(s):

3010 Project Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Hours:

9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. Mon -Fri
By appointment

Cost:

Medicaid Accepted, ADAMHS Board and United Way subsidies available

Eligibility:

Mentally ill diagnosed persons referred by the ADAMHS Board or a correctional institution

Contact:

Edward Omabegho (216) 283-4400 Ext. 2154

Area Served:

Cuyahoga County

Transportation:

Not Available