Jail Based Behavioral Services

Centennial Mental Health Center, in conjunction with the Logan County Sheriff's Office (partnering with Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties) has been awarded a grant from the Colorado Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) to provide Jail Based Behavioral Health Services (JBBS) in facilities throughout Centennial's ten county catchment area in Northeast Colorado. 

The JBBS Program funds assessment and treatment services for inmates in County Jails who are experiencing substance misuse disorders or co-occurring substance misuse and mental health disorders.

The goal of the JBBS Program is to provide evidence based behavioral health services to inmates, while assuring continuity of care within the community after release from incarceration.  This approach is an effective strategy towards reducing the length of incarceration for individuals with behavioral health challenges, and decreasing recidivism and re-incarceration rates.  Inmates will be equipped with a seam less transition to treatment, opportunities for successful reentry and continued services with Centennial Mental Health Center in the comunities to which they are released.

Incarcerated individuals, 18 years of age and older, with substance misuse and co-occurring mental health issues are eligible for services and assistance with the JBBS Program.  These services may include:

  • Screening and assessments for eligibility to the program.  (Note:  screening activities may be provided via secure video-teleconferencing in some locations.)
  • Treatment groups provided on a weekly basis that are evidenced based and curriculum driven.  Areas of focus will be substance misuse, mental health concerns and offender reentry.
  • Transitional case management services provided by the Criminal Justice Clinical Specialist (CJCS).  Areas of intervention include access to physical health care, behavioral health care, employment, education/training, housing and benefit acquisition.
  • Inter-agency collaborations to promote a proactive approach in reducing recidivism through direct communication with referral sources and courts.

Jail Based Behavioral Services

For Information Contact: 

Rachael Fryrear, MA, CAC III
211 W. Main Street  Sterling, CO 80751
Phone:  970-522-4392
Fax:  970-522-2217