Stepping Up Initiative: What We’re Measuring

Goal 1 Goal 2 Goal 3 Goal 4
Decrease percentage with mental illness booked into jail Shorten length of stay in jail Increase services for those with mental illnesses Lower recidivism of those with mental illness
  • Percentage of detainees with positive mental illness screen at intake in jail
  • Average number of days in jail for those who have been identified with mental illness
  • Average number of days from screening to assessment
  • Percentage of inmates connected to outside community resources
  • Percentage of inmates receiving in-jail mental health services
  • Percentage at intake who have been previously identified as having mental illness
  • Number of detainees served through diversion center
  • Number of individuals on Suicide Watch in Detention
  • Percent of Individuals on Psychiatric Medications in Detention
  • Percentage of mental health calls involving crisis intervention team-trained first responders
  • Number of RHA Health Services in-house assessments
  • Number of detainees  issued a mental health bond
  • Number of in-jail consults with assistant district attorney
  • Number of case management positions in jail
  • Number of detainees receiving mental health crisis services
  • Number of first responders trained in crisis intervention
  • Hours spent responding to mental illness calls by emergency medical service personnel
  • Number of mental health medical ICD codes in emergency department at Alamance Regional Medical Center
  • Number trained in crisis intervention
  • Number of consumers served by Project 25
  • Number trained in mental health first aid
  • Number of co-responder units within law enforcement

The Questions Goals/Strategies Progress to Date
1)     Is our leadership committed? ·       Develop broad support from elected officials, law enforcement, local government and agency leaders, and the public ·       Stepping Up Leadership Team convened on (8/16) with 15 participants

·       Stepping Up Task Force convened on (12/16) with 45 participants

2)     Do we conduct timely screening and assessments? ·       Implement procedures for standardized screening in the field by LE and EMS

·       Implement procedures for follow up assessment by provider agency or in detention center

·       92 law enforcement officers and 7 EMS personnel trained in CIT

·       Putting contract into place (1-18) with RHA for social worker in detention center

3)     Do we have baseline data? ·       Compile and track data from primary facilities that are responding to this need: detention center, ED, EMS ·       Baseline data achieved (9-17)

·       Tracking to begin (9-17)

4)     Have we conducted a comprehensive process analysis and inventory of services? ·       Increase service capacity and coordination of service delivery ·       Community Dialogue conducted (9/20/16) with 75 participants determined service gaps and needs

·       Project 25 Pilot to help determine service availability and coordination (2-18 and ongoing)

5)     Have we prioritized policy, practice, and funding improvements? ·       Develop comprehensive collaborative community response

·       Develop braided/blended funding streams to sustain initiative

·       Justice Advisory Council in place (11-17) to begin process of developing comprehensive community procedures, protocols and policies

·       County and leadership working on sustainable multi-stream funding plan (ongoing)

6)     Do we track progress? ·       Progress to be tracked by:

o   Evaluation of data

o   Review of progress on

“Six Questions”

·       Baseline data obtained and currently tracking “key” and “contributing” indicators (9-17)

·       Beginning to track answers to the “Six Questions” (1-18)