Sequential Intercept Model

Sequential Intercept Model

Sequential Intercept Model

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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 futureThis 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. 

This model specifically focuses on five intercepts points.

  • Law Enforcement/Emergency Services
  • Initial detention/Initial court hearings,
  • Jails/Courts,
  • Re-entry to society
  • Community corrections/Community Support.

I will utilize this road map to create intercept programs inside the Washoe County Jail. I will form of a Ground Zero Unit where identified Super Utilizers and other inmates that want to rid themselves of drug and alcohol addiction or who want help with a mental illness, can voluntarily go to receive therapy and enroll in classes to assist them in reaching their goals.

As Washoe County Sheriff, I will also utilize and train the Sequential Intercept Model  outside the corrections facility in our communities, to reach those in need. With a community trained on the Sequential Intercept Model we can intercept offenders before they commit crimes. By understanding the “intercept points” as a community we can make the maximum impact on the lives of our citizens.  Community Action Partnerships will positively affect the lives of those in need.

intercepting those addicted to substances we allow us to provide appropriate intervention services to break the cycle of alcoholism, addiction and mental illness resulting in simultaneously reducing crime and recidivism rates. Contact us today on a Community Action Partnership panel.