The Board of Supervisors authorized today, the Sacramento County Probation Department
to accept funding from the California Health Facility Financing Authority Community Services Infrastructure Grant Program for the purpose of creating a Jail Diversion Treatment and Resource Center (JDTRC) located at 711 G St. Sacramento County has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1,690,542.
The Probation Department intends to use the grant funds to renovate 5,591 square feet of the first floor of 711 G Street. The close proximity of this location to the Main Jail and the Sacramento Superior Court will remove transportation barriers faced by the population to be served, thus increasing the likelihood clients will report for treatment and services.
“This project will create a comprehensive county jail diversion and resource center for individuals 18 years and older who are living with mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorder and/or those suffering from trauma,” said Lee Seale, Sacramento County Chief Probation Officer. “The project will divert individuals from jails and prisons and provide mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, and trauma centered services.”
Co-located staff provided by partnering County agencies will provide easily accessible, community-based, individualized support services and linkages for adult individuals in a one-stop location. Co-location of staff and services will increase access to treatment and services and expand service capacity.
“The Sacramento County Probation Department has a long history of active partnerships with other County agencies to support justice-involved populations,” said Seale.
The JDTRC will allow criminal justice-involved individuals, including those recently released, to receive a myriad of services that include, but are not limited to:
- Assessment for mental health services
- Referral to community-based providers
- Contact with their probation officer
- Legal advice from an attorney