Behavioral Health Supports for Justice-Involved Individuals

Advocates Behavioral Health Supports for Justice-Involved Individuals (BH-JI) program provides care management and reentry navigation services for individuals who are involved in the justice system. Individuals will work with our team on transitioning into living a safe and productive lifestyle suited to their needs.

Our trained and compassionate staff follow a reentry model, providing comprehensive supports including daily communication with individuals for the first month of enrollment, and then as needed.

Reentry Navigators provide assistance with…

  • Applying for or reactivating MassHealth benefits
  • Scheduling medical and behavioral health appointments and evaluations
  • Coordinating transportation to appointments
  • Obtaining basic necessities (food, shelter, clothing, toiletries)
  • Accessing SUD treatment services and sober housing options
  • Finding and securing housing, employment, and/or continuing education
  • Connecting with social and community supports
  • 24/7 on-call support


ElIgibility 

Eligible adults must meet the following requirements:

  • MassHealth eligible or currently enrolled
  • Have been detained or incarcerated within the last 12 months
  • Diagnosis of mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorder
  • Living in or releasing to Middlesex or Essex Counties

 

REFERRALS

To refer an eligible individual, please complete our referral form and submit via fax or secured email.

Fax: (508) 628-7324

Email: BHJI_Referrals@Advocates.org

 

Contact Us

Jennifer Thompson
Reentry Navigator Manager
(508) 630-4148
JenThompson@Advocates.org