The Central-East Network of Services also known as The Network. The Network functions as a service-delivery infrastructure offering reentry services to local county residents returning home from state prison and County Jails (Returning Citizens) through a partnership between the county’s Probation Department, community and faith-based organizations, the Reentry Success Center in Richmond, local law enforcement, volunteers and other county agencies. The Network is dedicated to providing integrated, whole-person care designed to optimize successful outcomes and to reduce recidivism. Core services include Transitional Housing, Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health linkages, Peer Mentoring, System Navigation, Educational Opportunities, Vocational Preparation and Placement, Family Reunification and Legal Aid.
The Clinical Mental Health Therapist works collaboratively with a team consisting of Substance Use Disorder Peer Counselor and Re-entry Network Field Office Coordinators (FOC) to provide valuable insight, direction, and oversight of services. They also participate in a collaborative care process for clients, which includes providing individual and group therapy. Under the DMC model, they are qualified to establish medical necessity and approve SUD treatment plans. Additionally, they are responsible for providing safe, supportive, and confidential counseling; maintaining a culturally competent stance; and creating and maintaining a trauma informed program environment at all times. Conducting mental health and substance use disorder assessments and evaluations to identify behaviors and problems related to a client’s substance use and potential co-occurring disorders. Acts as a liaison between the agency and outside organizations, linking clients with the appropriate resources to meet their physical and mental health needs, as well as, their human service needs. They also facilitate psycho-education groups on a variety of core curriculum and collaborate with care management staff to assist clients in obtaining entitlement benefits, housing, and medical services within the community and participate in discharge planning. In addition, they provide crisis management.