The Misdemeanor Incompetent to Stand Trial (MIST) Program serves defendants in Los Angeles that are facing misdemeanor charges but found to be incompetent to stand trial. The program consists of 40 clients in a private, residential setting and includes an on-site Master’s level clinician, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Psychiatrist, Case Managers, Facility Monitors, Administrative Staff and a House Manager. The program operates on Harm Reduction and Housing First principles. Harm Reduction is a set of policies, programs, and practices that aim primarily to reduce the adverse health, social and economic consequences of the use of legal and illegal psychoactive drugs. The Housing First model is an approach that offers housing as quickly as possible for individuals experiencing homelessness, and then provides the supportive services and connections to the community-based supports people need to keep their housing.
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) assesses and monitors clients and provides care in accordance with treatment objectives and as instructed by supervisor. Other comparable duties may be assigned as well. The CNA will adhere to all State, Federal and County documentation standards and HIPAA regulations.