Addressing Mental Health Needs More Effectively

In 2011, PSA actively participated with CSOSA and the D.C. Department of Mental Health to update, renew and newly execute the MOU that originally was signed in 2005 to coordinate our respective responsibilities and goals for helping individuals with mental illness and dual diagnosis conditions who are involved in the criminal justice system to succeed under supervision. This MOU recognizes that each agency must develop specific approaches to supervision, service provision and case management for this population. PSA, along with CSOSA, specifically seeks to enhance and expand its ability to be more effective in identifying, case managing, and supervising this population through the establishment of special supervision options for mentally ill defendants.