OBH provides a variety of support and evaluation services for individuals involved in the criminal justice system who have underlying behavioral health concerns and substance use disorders.
OBH also provides bridge services for those with behavioral health and SUD needs and who are formerly incarcerated or returning to their communities from prison or jail to access community programs and supports and successfully
Intensive Case Managers (ICMs)
ICMs help individuals navigate successful transitions into the community from incarceration. and have a critical role in diverting people from hospitalization by identifying and accessing appropriate levels of care in the community. For further information and questions – email ICM.OBH@maine.gov.
State Forensic Service
State Forensic Service oversees and conducts court-ordered mental health evaluations of adults and youth involved in the criminal justice system.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Jails and Prisons
OBH provides access to MAT for incarcerated individuals in a number of county jails and all Maine State Department of Corrections facilities.
Community-Based MAT Reentry Services
OBH cover the cost of medication, drug screen testing, and behavioral therapies for uninsured individuals diagnosed with an OUD and AUD who were incarcerated and released.
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
OBH partners with National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine to provide behavioral-health crisis intervention training for law enforcement, mental health, and addiction professionals, individuals who live with mental illness and/or addiction disorders, their families and other advocates. CITs aim to divert individuals with mental illness away from the criminal justice system, and promote the safety of both law enforcement officers and individuals in crisis.