The Misdemeanor Incompetent to Stand Trial (MIST) Program serves defendants in Los Angeles that are facing misdemeanor charges and found incompetent to stand trial. This population is often chronically homeless with severe mental health disorders and, without alternative resources must remain in the County Jail, until their maximum sentence is served or are restored to competency. The Los Angeles Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR) has addressed the needs of this population through a diversion program that places them in residential community settings. The goal of MIST is to restore these individuals to competency whilst living and receiving treatment in the community. Program participants are under an active Court order and required to remain medication compliant while in residence. If restored to competency prior to their maximum date of treatment, participants are sent back to criminal court to face their charge(s).Upon successful program completion, misdemeanor charges are dropped and program participants are transitioned into permanent supportive housing.
This MIST Residential Operations Supervisor reports directly to the program manager. The main function of the Residential Operations Supervisor is to ensure clients are receiving the highest level of care possible. The Residential Operations Supervisor will be primarily responsible for evaluating components of direct service delivery and then working to improve areas of deficit. The Residential Operations Supervisor will work within the MIST multi-disciplinary team and serve as the overseer of all client programming. The Residential Operations Supervisor is responsible daily operations and training support staff in competencies such as harm reduction, safe de-escalation practices, and trauma informed care.