Training and consultation is available to SC jails, Law Enforcement Divisions, SC Department of Corrections, and SC Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services, and other behavioral health entities.  Topics focus on the recognition and identification of the symptoms and behaviors of the major mental illnesses and related disorders, suicide prevention in confine setting, de-escalation intervention during encounters, and development and implementation of promising and best practice programs and services to divert persons with mental illnesses who have non-violent misdemeanor and felony offenses from the criminal just system to appropriate community services.

The office of jail and correctional services in collaboration with the South Carolina Sheriff’s Association, SC Jail administrators,  and other behavioral health partners sponsor the Biennial Forensic Forum a conference that bring together behavioral health, law enforcement, the criminal justice and court systems to provide opportunities for networking, cross training, formulation of alliances and partnerships to promote promising and best practice programs in local jurisdictions.

For more information contact:
Demetrius Henderson,
Jail Services Liaison