The Shelby County Behavioral Health Services aims to assist persons who are involved in the justice system and have been diagnosed with a mental illness, co-occurring disorders, and substance abuse disorders to reduce recidivism.
The Behavioral Health Services assists persons before, during, and after adjudication.
The Behavioral Health Services consist of two programs: the Mental Health Advocacy Program and the Criminal Justice Liaison Program.
Each program offers a variety of support services. These services include transportation assistance, referrals to community support agencies, and other support services to ensure a healthy and productive lifestyle. Persons must be willing to follow program rules, and court orders and meet with their case manager at least once weekly.