Jail Based Behavioral Health Services Program (JBBS)

This program is a collaborative effort between the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility and the Aurora Mental Health Center to address substance abuse, mental health issues, criminal thinking and to reduce recidivism. Therapists from each mental health facility work onsite at the jail to provide screening/assessments, individual therapy, groups and re-entry case management services as needed. The class curriculum is designed to address substance abuse issues and criminal conduct using a cognitive-behavioral framework. Once inmates are released, clinicians follow-up with them for a year to ensure continued care is received in community services. This program offers the inmates an opportunity to have continuity of care that is critical for successful treatment outcomes.