Criminal Justice Programs


Community Psychiatric Clinic runs the IMPACT program in conjunction with the Community Corrections Division of the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Justice.

The IMPACT program provides co-occurring disorder integrated treatment services to adults who have been incarcerated in the King County Correctional Facility or Regional Justice Center. This specialized program provides services countywide to individuals referred by the mental health court liaisons or drug court counselors.

IMPACT provides evidence-based, integrated co-occurring disorder treatment. The approach utilizes motivational and behavioral intervention skills to engage clients in treatment and stabilize their mental health and substance abuse.  Services are provided in an intensive case management framework that is exemplified by small caseload size, team-based services, and assertive outreach to promote client engagement. Services provided include:

  • Comprehensive mental health and chemical dependency assessments
  • Pre-release treatment planning and coordination
  • Individually tailored treatment plans
  • Mental health and chemical dependency treatment
  • Development of a crisis plan, with 24-hour crisis response
  • Outreach and engagement, including the delivery of off-site services
  • Assistance in obtaining entitlements
  • Support groups
  • Life skills training, including activities of daily living and social skills
  • Peer support
  • Residential/housing support and advocacy
  • 24-hour crisis response
  • Assistance with money management
  • Vocational and educational support
  • Coordination with the court of referral
  • Referral and transition planning

Family Integrated Transitions

The Family Integrated Transitions (FIT) pilot project is funded by the Washington State Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA) to provide intensive, integrated, individual and family services to juvenile offenders with mental health and chemical dependency issues. Treatment is initiated two months prior to the juvenile being released from a State juvenile incarceration facility to ensure that a strong engagement with CPC’s staff is achieved and that necessary community supports are in place at the time of release back to the community. Community-based wrap-around services that empower the youth and family continue for up to 4 months after the youth is released to the community and while the youth is on parole. 

The FIT program goal is to empower parents with the skills and resources needed to address difficulties that arise in raising teenagers in today’s society.  We assist families in using skills that develops their children’s ability to cope with family, peer, school and neighborhood problems in a positive way.  We work as a team with the family to identify their unique strengths and desired areas for growth.

Youth and their families receive and participate in services that include:

  • Family-centered mental health and chemical dependency assessments and services
  • Pro-social skill building
  • Family/parenting support and skill building
  • Advocacy
  • Assistance connecting with collateral agencies such as: schools, parole, Department of Child and Family Services, medical assistance, and other community supports
  • 24-hour crisis services
  • Services are made available to meet the family’s schedule and delivered in a location that is convenient to the family, including in the home. 

The overall goal of the FIT program is to lower recidivism, improve the juvenile offender’s educational level and vocational opportunities, connect the child and family with appropriate community services, achieve abstinence from the use of controlled substances and alcohol, improve the mental health status and stability of the juvenile, and increase the juvenile’s pro-social behavior.

The FIT Program does not accept self-referrals.  Referral participants are selected by JRA, from youth who have co-occurring mental health and chemical dependency issues.  Additionally, participants must be returning to reside in King or Snohomish County upon release.


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