Jail Technical Assistance Program

The purpose of this site is to provide information about the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Office of Forensic Mental Health Services’ Jail Technical Assistance Program.

The Jail Technical Assistance Program provides informational support to Washington jails in the following areas:

  • Pre and post-book options

  • Identification of need and access to treatment

  • Guidelines for administration of involuntary medication

  • Continuity of care

  • Use of segregation

  • Release planning

  • Crisis de-escalation

Our team of expert consultants and trainers may be contacted through the following email: Jailassistance@dshs.wa.gov

 

Here is a list of other related resources:

The Office of Forensic Mental Health Services

Triage Consultation and Expedited Admission

Trueblood et al v. Washington State DSHS

 

For Trueblood et al v. Washington State DSHS questions, please contact: truebloodtaskforce@dshs.wa.gov