Augmentation of Behavioral Health Services to Inmates in County Jail
DATE: December 15, 2015
TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Maryann Barry, Director, Custody Health Services
SUBJECT: Augmentation of Behavioral Health Services to Inmates in County Jail
For the past three years, the number of mentally ill inmates who are detained in the Santa Clara County Jails has increased on an annual basis from 12,308 in calendar year 2012 to 13,349 inmates in calendar year 2015; to the point of reaching approximately 50% of the incarcerated population. Substance use is also common amongst those who are booked into Jail.