The goal of Forensic Case Management is to help individuals, both currently in the penal system and former inmates, connect to the system of supports and programs available that help them achieve their wellness and recovery goals.
Forensic Case Managers meet with individuals within county jail systems and the community reentry centers to determine eligibility in case management, assess the individual's needs, and develop goals prior to their release. Forensic case managers help released individuals access appropriate community resources and coordinate mental health services.
SAM employees Brandon Sands and Jillian Gosselin discussed the topic of Mental Health Forensic Services in the ODP Journal. Click here to read their article: Collaboration to Continuity: A Case Study Narrative on Berks County’s Mental Health Forensic Diversion Program.
SAM provides this service in the following counties: