Supported Programs

As part of the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC), grant funds are used to develop and refine justice and behavioral health initiatives to improve outcomes for people in the criminal justice system.  Some may have behavioral health conditions, substance use disorder, or co-occurring issues.   Following are some of the programs where grant funds are obtained and used to help make a difference in Douglas County.

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT)

The RSAT program in the Douglas County Jail is funRSAT office areaded by a State Justice Reinvestment Program grant and tends to be frequent utilizers of the criminal justice system. It is an 18-bed (12 men / 6 women) treatment program that targets repeat property and drug offenders who are eligible for downward-departed prison sentences. This program gives participants a chance to rehabilitate locally, reduce recidivism and have an alternative to service time in state prison. An individual may be referred to RSAT through an attorney or probation officer who would submit a referral to the Drug Court Team to staff the request.

To pRSAT new officearticipate in RSAT, a person incarcerated must be willing to work hard, and be deemed eligible for the program by a Circuit Court Judge, Adapt Integrated Health Care and the Jail. Those admitted to the program are kept in a separate pod away from the general population to provide the opportunity to begin changing their thinking and habits. The program includes daily group sessions, one-on-one counseling sessions, and upon graduation they are released and enrolled in H.O.P.E. Drug Court, where they are required to continue participating in treatment in the community and come to court for regular check-ins.

 H.O.P.E. Drug Court

Douglas County H.O.P.E. Drug Court operates under the jurisdiction of Douglas County Circuit Court.  This program was implemented on January 17, 1996 and is an intensive court monitored treatment program that combines alcohol/drug treatment with judicial oversight using a collaborative team approach. The addition of Drug Court as RSAT after-care took place several years ago and has helped avoid a sharp drop off in services when RSAT graduates re-enter the community. The program serves as a felony diversion and post-incarceration program.  

Diversion eligible participants will have the criminal charges upon which they entered the program dismissed if they successfully complete the program, pay the required drug court fee, and pay all supervision fees.  Some participants may be referred and accepted into the program as a condition of probation or at the time of sentencing. Those participants' criminal charges will not be eligible for dismissal.  

The Drug Court team is comprised of the following agencies:

  • Douglas County Circuit Court
  • Douglas County District Attorney's Office
  • Douglas County Corrections Department (Parole and Probation)
  • Adapt Integrated Health Care
  • Oregon Department of Human Services - Self Sufficiency and Child Welfare
  • Umpqua Valley Public Defenders, Inc.
  • Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT)

Drug Court Goals:

  • Reduce recidivism rates of substance abusing individuals in the criminal justice system.
  • Reduce direct and indirect costs associated with criminal activity.
  • Increase public safety.
  • Promote self-sufficiency and empower substance abusers to become responsible and productive members of the community.
  • Reunite family units in a healthy and substance free environment.

The Five Phases of Drug Court:

  • Phase 1:  6 weeks, group 4 days per week and 30 days program clean time.
  • Phase 2: 16 weeks, group 3 days per week and 60 days program clean time.
  • Phase 3: 16 weeks, group 1 day per week and 90 days program clean time.
  • Phase 4: Optional. Individualized treatment.
  • Phase 5: 13 weeks, group 1 day per week as needed per treatment plan, 90 days program clean time, and 180 days of clean time.

*A clean date is the day after the last use of any non-prescribed controlled substances including alcohol and marijuana.   This date is established with counselors and reported by the participant during court.  In order to graduate, a participant must have at least 180 days clean time.

To graduate Drug Court, participants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have 6 months of clean time with at least 90 days ‘program time’ prior to the graduation date.
  2. Submit to and pass a polygraph test at least one month prior to graduation.
  3. Pay in full the Drug Court Program fee of $500 at least one week prior to graduation.
  4. Complete approved graduation project. 

Judge Johnson at Drug Court   Judge Johnson for the Drug Court Program

Mental Health Court

The Douglas County Mental Health Court began on August 19, 2014 with Judge Randolph Garrison and operates under the jurisdiction of the Douglas County Circuit Court.  Mental Health Court is a special pre and post sentencing alternative through the criminal justice system for people with mental illness accused of committing a crime.  The Douglas County Mental Health Court provides court oversight and a collaborative team approach to connect participants to mental health services and monitor their progress. Mental Health Court is generally available to any person accused or convicted of a crime, felony or misdemeanor, with some exceptions, and have a qualified mental health diagnosis.  Persons currently on probation may also enter the program either as a result of probation violation or by stipulation.

Participants are placed on supervised probation for 18-36 months depending on the offense for which they are sentenced. The goal is to reduce recidivism, incarceration and provide more positive outcomes for people with mental illness and mitigate risk to community safety by enhancing mental health treatment.  Adapt Integrated Health Care is the primary Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment provider and has a variety of programs available for substance abuse and addictions.  Adapt works closely in coordination with the court officials, law enforcement, mental health advocates, social service agencies and others to provide structured and judicially-supervised community-based treatment.

The Mental Health Court Team is comprised of the following agencies:

  • Douglas County Circuit Court
  • Umpqua Valley Public Defenders, Inc.
  • Douglas County District Attorney's Office
  • Douglas County Corrections Department (Parole and Probation)
  • United Community Action Network (UCAN)
  • Adapt Integrated Health Care
  • Veterans Administration
  • Umpqua Health Alliance
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Oregon Department of Human Services - Self Sufficiency and Child Welfare
  • Veterans Affairs

There are five phases to complete for Mental Health Court:

  • Phase 1: Engagement, duration of 4 weeks with court once a week.
    Goal: Identify needs and begin work on a treatment plan. 
  • Phase 2: Stability, duration minimum of 8 weeks with court once a week.
    Goal: Identify primary issues such as medications for mental health or substance abuse and create an intensive treatment plan to deal with primary issues.
  • Phase 3: Treatment, duration minimum of 12 weeks with court every 1-2 weeks.
    Goal: Implementation of treatment plan participants will engage in intensive mental health treatment in individual and group settings.
  • Phase 4: Support, duration minimum of 12 weeks with court every 2-3 weeks.
    Goal: To prepare the participant for independent living.
  • Phase 5: Aftercare, duration minimum 16 weeks with court every 3-4+ weeks.
    Goal: To keep in contact with participant through infrequent court appearances.

Once a participant has progressed to phase 5, graduation can be considered after being in phase 5 for at least 16 weeks, has been clean and sober for at least 6 months, has restitution paid off or has a payment plan in place, complete vocational rehab/be enrolled in school/be employed/has a steady form of income depending on treatment plan.

Upon successful completion of the terms and conditions of probation, a Mental Health Court participant may apply for expungement of the record of the offense, to the extent and in the manner provided by ORS 137.225 (as amended from time to time).

Judge Simmons for Mental Health Court Judge Simmons for the Mental Health Court Program

For more information about the courts, you can visit the State of Oregon Judicial Branch website.

Improving People's Access to Community-based Treatment, Supports and Services (IMPACTS)

The Improving People's Access to Community-based Treatment, Supports and Services (IMPACTS) grant program was established by the Oregon Legislature through Sentate Bill (SB) 973 in recognition of the shortage of comprehensive community supports and services for individuals with mental health or substance use disorders that lead to their involvement with the criminal justice system, hospitalizations and institutional placements.  

Douglas County’s IMPACTS group began meeting in the summer of 2019. The initial group included Mercy Medical Center; local CCO Umpqua Health Alliance (UHA); Adapt Integrated Health Care (formerly with separately named Compass Behavioral Health), Douglas County’s contracted Community Mental Health Program (CMHP); and Roseburg Police Department. Over time, the group grew to include the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office/Jail, the Mental Health Court and H.O.P.E. Drug Court Judges, the Treatment Court Coordinators, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and others. 

The IMPACTS care team, led by Adapt Integrated Health Care, continue efforts to connect with the target population and provideRPD Sergeant Doug Walton with Mobile Crisis Team services and support to engaged cohort members. The Adapt Mobile Crisis Team works in cooperation with the Roseburg Police Department to provide solution-oriented community response to mental health crises.   With Mobile Crisis vans, Adapt can meet individuals to help provide options to encourage voluntarily engagement with the teams.    

Law enforcement agencies throughout Douglas County are well aware of the Mobile Crisis program and contact them when needed for a crisis response.  Mobile Crisis counselors actively monitor calls in real time and respond proactively.  Adapt and partners continue working together toMobile Crisis Van at Adapt create additional options for diversion from the jail and hospital emergency department. The IMPACTS grant helped support the creation of Crisis Resolution Rooms and the expansion of detox services,  both of which are located on the same property as the Sobering Center. We continue to see significant collaboration in our community around the intersection of criminal justice and behavioral health. The Mobile Crisis program is one of the key programs in this arena, and has helped our collective efforts into what has become a system-wide approach to help justice-involved individuals with mental illness.

For more information regarding Mobile Crisis/988, visit the Adapt Integrated Health Care website.

*Crisis photo courtesy by Dave Lund.  Crisis Van photo courtesy by Adapt.