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Sequential Intercept Model: Strategies to Save Lives

Strategies exist that could have saved the life of Daniel Prude, says a post on (Prude sought help for his serious mental illness but was released, and the story of his death at the hands of police became national news.)

“Developed in the 2000s, the Sequential Intercept Model is a conceptual framework for creating community-based responses for people with behavioral health disorders in the criminal justice system,” notes the post. One of the developers of the model was Mark R. Muntez, M.D. –professor and chair emeritus of the Department of Psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence (CJ CCoE), based at NEOMED, offers tools and training in the Sequential Intercept Model.

Readers can learn about the model in Improving Outcomes for People with Serious Mental Illness and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders in Contact with the Criminal Justice System by Glenda L. Wrenn, M.D., MSHP, Brian McGregor, Ph.D., and Mark R. Muntez, M.D.

Read the post.