Aurora Mental Health Center: 2 deaths in 6 weeks for Arapahoe County's Jail Diversion Program ADMIT -- What's the Problem(s)?
An inmate in an Arapahoe County program for the mentally ill was found dead over the weekend.
modality is often recommended in jail diversion
AND if someone doesn't need it, it probably would
do more harm than good.
According to Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office:
ADMIT is a voluntary participation program conducted in cooperation with the Aurora Mental Health Center, providing such services as integrated dual diagnosis and treatment; medication management and access; trauma services; vocational and recreation services; and transitional housing services. The program serves men and women age 18 and older who have been sentenced to the Arapahoe County Detention Facility and who meet the following criteria:
• Serious mental illness or dual diagnosis with a serious mental illness and a substance abuse disorder;
• Non-violent current conviction;
• Sufficient length of sentencing to allow for appropriate intervention; and
• Meet established standards for amenability to treatment.
The program allows those with mental health challenges to serve their sentence by participating in treatment and counseling, rather than being incarcerated.