Washington, DC 20004-2902
Phone: (202) 220-5300
Fax: (202) 220-5350
The DC Jail Advocacy Staff serves men, women and youth who meet all of the following criteria: 1) have a significant mental illness or emotional impairment as determined by a mental health professional; 2) are or have been incarcerated at the DC Central Detention Facility, Correctional Treatment Facility or as a DC resident within the Federal Bureau of Prisons (current outreach is limited to Allenwood UCC, FCI Fairton and Philadelphia FDC); and 3) who, during his or her incarceration or within 90 days of discharge, request help for problems related to community integration, advocacy and accessing needed services.
This program prepares DC Jail residents for their release to the community. Case managers develop a Release Plan within 90 days of release. Eligible inmates are transferred to a segregated Re-entry Unit at CTF. Representatives from volunteer and government agencies offer mentoring, counseling, life skills training, job counseling and housing assistance.
Program links inmates at DC Jail with dual diagnosis behavioral health and substance abuse disorders to community service agencies to ensure continuity of care.