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Mental Health Court Linkage Program

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 15 mental health clinicians who are co-located at 22 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 diversion, alternative sentencing 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, the jails and community based treatment programs, 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.

COMMUNITY REINTRGRATION PROGRAM (CRP)

Mental Health Court Linkage Program’s Community Reintegration Program (CRP), offers an alternative to incarceration for court involved individuals with a mental illness and/or with a substance abuse disorder.

The Community Reintegration Program provides admission to two specialized residential mental health programs for qualified judicially involved individuals who voluntarily accept treatment in lieu of incarceration with the approval from the court. Staff from Court Liaison Program (CLP) refer eligible clients to CRP for consideration for the program.

The goal of the Community Reintegration Program (CRP) and the two treatment facilities is to reintegrate clients into the community with the skills and resources necessary to maintain stability and avoid re-arrest.

MISDEMEANOR INCOMPETANT TO STAND TRIAL - PC 1370.01 PROGRAM (MIST)

AB109 REVOCATION COURT PROGRAM

CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS COURT PROGRAM (CODC)

COURT LINKAGE PROGRAM DIRECTORY

COURT LIAISON PROGRAM PHONE
ALHAMBRA (626) 308-5021
AIRPORT (West LA, Bev. Hills, S. Monica) (310) 727-6245
BELLFLOWER (562) 804-8219
BURBANK (626) 403-4370
CLARA SHORTRIDGE FOLTZ (CCB) (213) 974-2963
CLARA SHORTRIDGE FOLTZ (DEPT. 42) (213) 974-3008
COMPTON (310) 603-8077
DOWNEY (562) 803-7089
EL MONTE (626) 403-4370
EAST LOS ANGELES (323) 780-2075
GLENDALE (818) 500-3264
INGLEWOOD (310) 419-2102
LANCASTER (626) 403-4370
LONG BEACH (562) 247-2529
NEWHALL (Santa Clarita) (818) 898-2490
NORWALK (562) 345-2851
PASADENA (626) 356-5374
POMONA (909) 620-3246
SAN FERNANDO (818) 898-2490
TORRANCE (310) 222-4067
VAN NUYS (818) 374-2349
WEST COVINA (626) 813-3460
COMMUNITY REINTEGRATION PRG. (626) 403-4370
MIST (626) 403-4370
AB109 (626) 403-4370
CODC (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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Related Information

Contacts
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

Full Service Partnership (FSP)

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

Hosun Kwon, LMFT
Mental Health Clinical Supervisor
Phone: (213) 738-2868
Fax: (213) 427-6178

Dennis Griffin, LCSW
Mental Health Clinical Program Manager I
Phone: (213) 738-2868
Fax: (213) 427-6178

Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS)

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

Hosun Kwon, LMFT
Mental Health Clinical Supervisor
Phone: (213) 738-2868
Fax: (213) 427-6178

Dennis Griffin, LCSW
Mental Health Clinical Program Manager I
Phone: (213) 738-2868
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:

Countywide Program Head
Scott Hanada, LCSW
Clinical Program Head
Phone: (213) 738-2868
Fax: (213) 427-6178

Veteran's Mental Health Programs and VALOR

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 (PEI)

Victoria Lee, PhD
Supervising Psychologist
Phone: (213) 738-2868
Fax: (213) 427-6178

Countywide Program Head:
Scott Hanada, LCSW
Clinical Program Head
Phone: (213) 738-2868
Fax: (213) 427-6178