Behavioral Health Justice Involved Services

Our Behavioral Health Justice Involved Program provides comprehensive supports for individuals who are incarcerated, detained and/or receiving parole or probation supervision in the community. Our trained staff follow a re-entry model and communicate daily with individuals for the first month of enrollment, then continue to work with individuals as needed.

What We Offer

  • On-call support
  • Pre-release engagement and screenings
  • Individualized treatment and transition plans
  • Evidence-based interventions to address recidivate risk needs
  • Service coordination with criminal justice entities and agencies
  • Comprehensive mental health and substance use disorder evaluation and treatment recommendations
  • Supported referrals and access to behavioral health treatment providers throughout the continuum of care
  • Assistance obtaining basic needs – food, shelter, clothing, toiletries
  • Assistance accessing clinically appropriate level of behavioral health care
  • Assistance finding and securing housing, primary healthcare, employment, and vocational training 
  • Assistance applying for residential treatment


ElIgibility 

Adults with MassHealth, who are justice-involved and diagnosed with mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorders are eligible. We welcome referrals from probation, parole, the DOC, Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, and Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals may also self-refer.


Contact Us

Jennifer Thompson
Reentry Navigator Manager
(508) 630-4148
JenThompson@Advocates.org