Institute for Community Collaborative Studies

No Zip Code Left Behind: Addressing Inequities through Collaborative Partnership

This project aims to address the historic unmet need for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, specialty mental health (MH) services, and supportive services in South County, in an effort to decrease nonviolent offenders’ risks for subsequent incarceration and to treat behavioral health disorders among people with co-occurring disorders to reduce the need for more frequent and costly hospitalizations, jail-bookings, entitlement benefits, and supportive services.

Specifically, the project is designed to:

  1. Reduce recidivism by linking the reclassified and target population to services and supports,
  2. Divert individuals with behavioral health needs from the criminal justice system, and
  3. Reduce regional inequity by assuring access to substance use treatment.

ICCS serves as the evaluation team on the project, working to identify and report on progress toward achieving the outcomes outlined above.