Allegheny County, PAAdult Justice Related Services

The Adult Justice Related Services Program is located at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health. Justice Related Services Specialists assigned to these programs provide direct and indirect services for clients who have mental illness and are involved in the criminal justice system. Justice Related Services provides intensive service coordination for a specified period until the consumer is linked to community supports. Justice Related Services serves over 500 consumers every year.

There are nine components to the JRS Program:

Justice Related Diversion Services

An array of supports to assist persons with mental illness and/or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder who encounter the criminal justice system.

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Justice Related Support Services

Provides support for all persons with mental illness referred from the point of formal arraignment to the time of sentencing. Support services are continued for up to 60 days after release from the Allegheny County Jail or for 60 days after sentencing.

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Justice Related Independent Living

This program is a sub-group of the JRS unit which works with young adults through the age of 21 who are involved in both the Independent Living Project and the Criminal Justice System.

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Allegheny County Mental Health Court

Designed to promote community-based mental health treatment in lieu of incarceration for persons with mental illness who have been charged with a misdemeanor and/or non-violent felony in Allegheny County.

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Allegheny County Veterans Court

JRS provides service coordination services for only veterans who are not eligible for Veteran Affair benefits.

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Allegheny County Drug Court

The Drug Court Program is designed to engage users of illegal drugs who are involved in the criminal justice system in an intensive drug treatment program as an alternative to incarceration and to assist them to become drug-free and return to a productive lifestyle.

Learn more about Allegheny County Drug Court at HSAO.

Allegheny County Justice Related State Support

Provides support for persons with mental illness referred from the Department of Corrections at the expiration of a maximum prison sentence. The OBH Justice Related State Support service coordinator continues to assist the individual for up to 90 days after release from the State Correctional Institution.

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Allegheny County DUI Court

DUI Court was created to encourage alcohol dependent offenders arrested for Driving under the Influence to change their patterns of behaviors. The goal of this court is to protect public safety through the implementation of the drug court model which imposes mandatory periodic drug testing, community supervision, and the use of appropriate sanctions to support offender to live a substance free lifestyle.

Learn more about Allegheny County DUI Court at HSAO.

IMPACT

This unique program is a collaboration between Children's Court and the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Behavioral Health - Justice Related Services.

Learn more about Children's Court IMPACT Services at HSAO.

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