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MENTAL HEALTH COURT LINKAGE PROGRAM
COURT LIAISON PROGRAM

The Court Liaison Program (CLP) is a collaboration between the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Los Angeles County Superior Court.  It is staffed by a team of 14 mental health clinicians who are co-located at 20 courts countywide.  This recovery based program serves adults with a mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorder who are involved with the criminal justice system. The program is part of DMH’s system of supports and services offered throughout the criminal justice continuum from arrest to release. This program incorporates the “no wrong door” philosophy by offering the courtroom as an entry point for services.  The objectives of the program are to increase coordination and collaboration between the criminal justice and mental health systems, improve access to mental health services and supports, and enhance continuity of care. The CLP further aims to provide ongoing support to families and to educate the court and the community at large regarding the specific needs of these individuals. Participation is voluntary and available to those 18 and above.

Services include:

  • On-site courthouse outreach to defendants
  • Individual service needs assessments
  • Information to consumers and the Court of available treatment options
  • Development of alternative and post-release plans that take into account best fit treatment alternatives and Court stipulations
  • Linking of consumers to treatment programs and expedition of mental health referrals
  • Support and assistance to defendants and families in navigating the court system

Court Liaison Program staff coordinate and integrate services between the courts, Jail Mental Health and community based Service Area Navigators, with particular focus on balancing the needs of individuals and the expectations of the judicial system.  The CLP endorses a culture of collaboration within each courtroom where the CLP staff  are present, and the department core values of HOPE, WELLNESS & RECOVERY to the criminal justice system as a whole.

COURT LIAISON DIRECTORY

BELLFLOWER (626) 403-4370
BURBANK (626) 403-4370
CLARA SHORTRIDGE FOLTZ (CCB) (213) 974-2963
COMPTON (310) 603-8077
DOWNEY (626) 403-4370
EL MONTE (626) 403-4370
EAST LOS ANGELES (323) 780-2075
GLENDALE (626) 403-4370
INGLEWOOD (310) 419-2101
LAX (310) 727-6245
LONG BEACH (562) 247-2529
NEWHALL (818) 898-2490
NORWALK (626) 403-4370
PASADENA (626) 356-5374
POMONA (213) 305-3532
SAN FERNANDO (818) 898-2490
SANTA MONICA (310) 727-6245
TORRANCE (310) 222-4067
VAN NUYS (818) 374-2349
WEST COVINA (626) 403-4370

ADMINISTRATIVE HEADQUARTERS (626) 403-4370

Helpful Links

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Superior Court of California – County of Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Public Defender
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

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Need assistance accessing an Adult Full Service Partnership Program Services? The following is a listing of Service Area (SA) Navigators who can assist you:

Service Area Navigator List

Adult Full Service Partnership:

For questions about final authorizations for enrollment in an Adult Full Service Partnership Program please contact:

Monju Shome
Mental Health Clinical Supervisor
Phone: (213) 639 - 6734
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Countywide Program Head:
Kalene Gilbert, L.C.S.W
Phone: (213( 738-4620
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS) Program:

For questions about Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS) Program please contact:

Natalie Franco
Psychiatric Social Worker II
Phone: (213) 738 - 6153
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Monju Shome
Mental Health Clinical Supervisor
Phone: (213) 639 - 6734
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Countywide Program Head:
Kalene Gilbert, L.C.S.W
Phone: (213( 738-4620
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Adult Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS) Guidelines

Wellness and Client-Run Centers

For questions about Wellness Centers and Client-Run Centers please contact:

Emy Bojan
Mental Health Coordinator I
Phone: (213) 738 - 2744
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Monju Shome
Mental Health Clinical Supervisor
Phone: (213) 639 - 6734
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Countywide Program Head:
Kalene Gilbert, L.C.S.W
Phone: (213( 738-4620
Fax: (213) 427 - 6178

Veteran's Mental Health Programs

Homeless Outreach Coordinator

Chris Tower
Mental Health Services Coordinator
Phone: (213) 351-7208
Fax: (213) 381-5497

Countywide Program Head:
Carl McKnight, Psy, D.
Phone: (213) 351-2901
Fax: (213) 381-5497

Prevention and Early Intervention Services

Implementation & Suicide Prevention

Urmi Patel, Psy, D.
Clinical Psychologist
Phone: (213) 351-7206
Fax: (213) 381 - 5497

Countywide Program Head:
Carl McKnight, Psy, D.
Phone: (213) 351-2901
Fax: (213) 381-5497