Project Compass was initiated in conjunction with the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Department in efforts to serve individuals in the jail system who suffer from mental illness, or dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance abuse.
Project Compass Case Managers assess individuals for appropriateness for Mental Health Court. Once in Mental Health Court, individuals work with a Project Compass Case Manager to receive mental health services, employment, housing and entitlements. In Mental Health Court, the individual is responsible for following recommendations from the court and support team with having court reviews frequently throughout the process.
Mental Health Court is a program assisting individuals identified through the court system who suffer from mental illness.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICES?
Inmates in the Woodbury County Jail who may suffer from mental illness or dual diagnosis.
Inmates who are approaching their release date from jail.
Inmates or anyone who has been in the jail in the previous 60 days who want to take a new direction in empowering themselves to take charge of their lives.
( Individuals with severe/habitual criminal history will be assessed on a case by case basis for acceptance)
SERVICES OFFERED BY THE PROJECT COMPASS PROGRAM
A Case Manager will be assigned to each individual accepted into Project Compass and will assist, through a team process, in developing goals that can help resolve problems that an individual might be experiencing.
A team consists of family members, friends, and other service providers
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Siouxland Mental Health Center is fully
Accredited by the State of Iowa
Division of MR/MH/DD