Mental Health Corrections Outreach Intensive Treatment (MCOIT)
MCOIT uses a cross-system collaborative service approach involving mental health, substance abuse, and criminal justice agencies. The representatives of the various systems, in conjunction with the client, act as a team to address the needs of individuals who are released from prison. The intent of the program is to facilitate effective pre-release planning for the mentally ill offender and to provide a smooth transition from prison into the community. Services are designed to improve quality of life, reduce unnecessary treatment and recidivism.
MCOIT serves adults eighteen (18) years of age and older who have had or are involved with the city, county, or state corrections department and who have a severe mental illness. If already on parole, clients must be referred through the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Services include a comprehensive array of medical and psychosocial services designed to help individuals live as independently as possible in the community. Emergency services are available 24 hours a day, seven (7) day per week. Case management, therapy, medication review, substance abuse/dual diagnosis treatment, individual and group therapy, health, skills training, advocacy, transportation, housing, job counseling, training, and placement services are provided by a treatment team consisting of a Psychiatrist, Nurse, Therapist, Case Manager, Parole Agent, and a Vocational Counselor.