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Mayor announces programs focusing on helping high barrier individuals
Mayor announces 4 pilot programs focusing on helping high barrier individuals
9/12/201946:48

Members of the region's High Barrier Individuals Working Group announce four new pilot programs that will focus on people cycling through the criminal legal system in Seattle and King County. The pilots include:

  • Enhanced shelter with on-demand behavioral health services
  • A rapid re-entry connector program to plan for the release of individuals from jail
  • HB probation program to provide better support and accountability
  • Case conferencing by dedicated law enforcement and services staff to develop a coordinated plan for the most high-impact individuals.

Members of the High Barrier Individuals Working Group include: The Office of the Mayor; Office of the King County Executive, Seattle Police Department; Seattle City Attorney's Office; the King County Prosecutor's Office; Public Health Seattle-King County; the Seattle Municipal Court; the King County Superior Court; staff from the Seattle City Council, the King County Department of Public Defense, the City of Seattle's Human Services Department; the King County Department of Community and Human Services, and representatives from Pioneer Human Services and the University of Washington.

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