Jail Mental Health Services (JMHS) provides a variety of services to Kent County Correctional Facilities’ (KCCF) inmate population 16 hours a day, 7 days a week. These services include:
- Treatment Planning/Crisis Intervention
- Case Management
- Psychiatric Medications
- Psychiatric Hospitalizations (as appropriate)
Jail Mental Health Professionals are licensed and available to provide needed services to inmates who have an identified mental health issue. The program is located within the jail setting and provides services to inmates with mental health issues who are incarcerated at KCCF.
Objective: To provide Mental Health assessments and treatment such as medication management, individual, and/or group therapy. In addition, in situations where the inmate has had prior mental health issues and has received services in the community, the JMHS staff will coordinate medications and assist as a liaison for the inmate to return to mental health services when he/she is released.
Eligibility: Inmates who are incarcerated at KCCF that are experiencing mental health symptoms and/or have a history of mental health diagnoses and are determined to be appropriate for these services by JMHS staff.
Funding: Funding is provided through Network 180 and KCCF.
The inmate information line (616) 632-6300 is available to relay concerns or get answers to questions regarding an inmate’s incarceration.