Sequential Intercept Model
Law Enforcement is to a large degree, two dimensional in its approach to the arrest and detention of people. Law Enforcement gives much thought into predictive policing, trying to figure out what will happen and when. We need to spend more time understanding why crime is occurring in the first place. To have a true impact on crime, to lower inmate populations and decrease the burden on the tax payer, Law Enforcement must look at as many aspects of crime and incarceration as possible and create a multi-dimensional plan to reduce crime.
When looking at criminality, Law Enforcement as well as courts, mental health facilities, treatment centers are in contact with people who are within the system. Whether they are first time offenders or are those that are considered Super Utilizers of the system, recidivist inmates are the ones we are need to review. We have at our fingertips a road map to effectively assess their needs and assist them, called the Sequential Intercept Model. TheSequential Intercept Model identifies strategic moments we can intervene in peoples lives and favorably alter the course of their future. This model can be adapted to focus on virtually any need but is primarily used as an approach to providing services to those with mental health needs, homelessness or who are drug or alcohol addicted.