Bob Janes Triage Center and Low Demand Shelter

A Good Idea

Description

The goal of the Bob Janes Triage Center and Low Demand Shelter is to reduce the number of individuals with mental illness or substance use disorders who are arrested and sent to the County jail for minor offenses. Patients are brought to the center either by police or a referral through one of the four hospitals in the Lee Memorial Health System. Upon arrival, patients are assessed and given appropriate referrals for health and social services.

Goal / Mission

The goal of the Bob Janes Triage Center and Low Demand Shelter is to reduce the number of individuals with mental illness or substance use disorders who are arrested and sent to the County jail for minor offenses.

Results / Accomplishments

Since the Triage Center opened, over 650 individuals have gone through the initial intake process and there has been a 25% decrease in the number of nuisance charges filed throughout the county.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
2789 Ortiz Ave., Building L
Fort Myers, FL 33905
(239) 275-3222 ext. 5243
pam_berry@uss.salvationarmy.org
http://triage.leegov.com/index.html
Categories
Health / Mental Health & Mental Disorders
Public Safety / Crime & Crime Prevention
Organization(s)
Lee Memorial Health Systems
Date of implementation
2008
Geographic Type
Urban
Location
Fort Myers, FL
For more details
http://www.ahacommunityconnections.org/case-studie...
Additional Audience
mentally ill individuals