271 W. Third St. N., Suite 600
Wichita, KS 67202
If you need immediate assistance, please call our Crisis Line at 316-660-7500.
For a first appointment, please call 316-660-7540 or click here to learn more about accessing our services.
For general inquiries, please click here.
1720 E Morris, Suite 101,
Wichita, KS 67211
This program works with the courts to intercept those with
mental illnesses who have come into contact with the legal system and connect
them to services and medication rather than incarceration. Most crimes
involved are misdemeanor offenses. Through treatment, SCOAP addresses the causes of the arresting
behavior to reduce recidivism among mentally ill persons.
Individuals are referred to SCOAP through various channels of
the criminal justice system.
Sedgwick County residents ages 18 and older who suffer from a
diagnosable mental illness and who come into contact with the criminal justice
system are served by this program.
SCOAP provides mental health assessment services, intensive
case management, crisis intervention and medication management.
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) for Law Enforcement
In some circumstances, such as for nuisance offenses
involving psychiatric crises, individuals in the community can be redirected at
the outset, away from incarceration and into community-based mental health and
substance use treatment. Redirection away from the criminal justice
system and into the treatment system relies heavily on community partnerships
COMCARE actively participates in the Crisis Intervention
Team for Wichita and Sedgwick County. The CIT model facilitates community
partnerships and equips officers with training and resources needed to
effectively respond to and interact with individuals experiencing behavioral crises in the
community. SCOAP provides case management and other services to those referred by law enforcement officers.
SCOAP Post-Booking Program
SCOAP provides a post-booking jail alternative program for
individuals who have been booked into the Sedgwick County Adult Detention
Facility and who have a diagnosed mental illness. Referrals are made primarily
by court and medical staff at the detention facility who are familiar with the
individual and recognize the need for mental health assessment and intervention
to address factors that contributed to the incarceration.
Mental Health Court
The Mental Health Court (MHC) has a specialized docket, regular judicial supervision, and
improves coordination and communication between the mental health system and
the criminal justice system. The approach allows for better monitoring of an
individual’s compliance to mental health treatment and adherence to court
orders. A mental health professional provides assessment and treatment
planning. Referrals for the MHC come from the city of
Wichita Prosecutor’s Office. SCOAP provides case management and other services
to those enrolled in the Mental Health Court.
of Sedgwick County is to provide quality public services to our
community so everyone can pursue freedom and prosperity in a safe,
secure, and healthy environment.
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