This program reserves 10 beds in a supportive living facility to enable the relocation of competency clients from custody, temporarily, while public benefits are being activated.   After the clients are enrolled in public benefits, clients will be transitioned to longer-term facilities during the remainder of their competency involvement.

Many competency clients are entitled to receive public benefits through Medicaid, Social Security Disability, and others; however, due to the lengthy enrollment period and the in-custody eligibility exclusion for several programs, there is a gap for clients to be able to transition out of custody and into a community-based program. 

Beds in a supportive living facility with 24/7 staffing supervision, 24/7 nursing care, daily housekeeping, personal hygiene assistance, prosocial activities, meal preparation, physical therapy, laundry and linen service, medication management, long-term placement assistance, reintegration support, and public benefit enrollment assistance; the target stay in this program is 120 days. 

This program will not have dedicated staff; however, it will offset the cost of existing facility staff.

10 beds, estimated to serve 30 unique clients per year

Decrease in individuals who require admittance to the state hospital for competency restoration, decrease in time to reach competency outcome, increase in treatment service engagement during and after justice involvement. 

This program utilizes capacity in supportive living facilities to provide bridge housing between release from custody and placement in public benefit supported longer-term housing.  This program will enable the rapid release of clients whose benefit stream is not yet active to support out-of-custody placement.  

$822,000 for one year