In this month’s newsletter, we’re going to discuss a training we’ve created for other providers to help them feel safer when delivering services to clients who are leaving AB109 programs.

Why?

Since 2011, California has moved more than 25,000 people with low level offenses out of prisons and back into local communities under California Assembly Bill 109.

A large portion of these individuals went into much needed, brand new mental health programs that were also funded by AB109. The staff in these AB109 programs have done an amazing job supporting clients, not only with mental health care, but also with reintegration back into local communities.

But what happens when people leave AB109 mental health programs?

They often go into mainstream mental health programs. Unfortunately, the staff in these programs don't always have experience working with this population—and can feel personally unsafe and unsure of what to do.

Telecare created a training that helps staff feel safer, while also making their programs more effective for the people they serve. We’ve been very excited to partner with the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health’s Adult Systems of Care (ASOC) and Older Adult System of Care (OASOC) to deliver this training to other providers in the system.

In this issue, we’ll share:

If you would like to learn more about the upcoming Justice Involved Mental Health training, please contact me any time and let me know.

All the best,
Faith Richie, SVP of Development,Telecare Corporation