Day 2: Behavioral Health and Housing
Reentry Week 2021 — April 27: Behavioral Health and Housing
This webinar discusses how to integrate housing solutions into the reentry process, including identifying people at risk of homelessness in the justice system, coordinating with housing providers, and financing new housing opportunities.
- Do you screen everyone for substance use and mental health needs and disorders?
- Do you screen everyone for housing needs upon release?
- Do you have capacity to meet those needs?
MORE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HOUSING MATERIALS
Brief Looking Beyond Conviction History: Recommendations for Public Housing Authority Admissions Policies This fact sheet provides eight recommendations for public housing authorities to rethink limits on public housing for people with criminal conviction histories and to actively address barriers to housing that can reinforce discrimination.
Brief Best Practices for Successful Reentry for People Who Have Opioid Addictions This fact sheet describes the best practices that correctional, community-based behavioral health, and probation and parole agencies can implement within their systems to ensure reentry for people who have opioid addictions is safe and successful.
Brief Three Things to Know About Implementing Telehealth in Correctional Facilities This article shares three considerations for corrections agencies as they continue to expand their use of telehealth in jails and prisons to help provide essential medical and behavioral health services and facilitate reentry planning and coordination.
Brief How One City Used Federal Funds to Create Reentry Housing Opportunities This article discusses how the City of Salina, Kansas leveraged U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Emergency Solutions Grant funding to respond to local needs and provide rapid re-housing assistance to people leaving jail and prison.
Webinar: Looking Beyond a Conviction: Opening Doors to Public Housing In this webinar, presenters discuss best practices for providing access to public housing for formerly incarcerated people and share how public housing authorities and their partners are creating opportunities reentry programs and changing admissions policies.
Webinar: Operationalizing Reentry Programs for People with Behavioral Health Needs This webinar from the The Council of State Governments Justice Center discusses lessons learned from planning and implementing behavioral health reentry programs along with considerations for keeping these programs funded in the long term.
Webinar: Offender Reentry Programs - Housing Options for Successful Tribal Reentry In the webinar sponsored by the American Probation and Parole Association's Tribal Community Corrections Support Center, presenter Tony Fish, Director of Muscogee Creek Nation Reintegration Program (MCN RIP) provides a practitioner’s perspective of working with reentrants to achieve successful reintegration through MCN RIP).