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SF 1130

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/11/2019 03:33pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; establishing a pilot project for enhanced community
supervision of individuals on probation, parole, supervised release, or pretrial
status who are struggling with mental illness and at heightened risk to recidivate;
creating a multidisciplinary caseload management team providing community-based
mental health treatment alternatives to incarceration; appropriating money.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginSPECIALIZED MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY SUPERVISION.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Authorization. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of corrections shall award a grant to
Anoka County to develop and implement a pilot project to evaluate the impact of a
coordinated, multidisciplinary service delivery approach for offenders on probation, parole,
supervised release, or pretrial status struggling with mental illness in the community. The
pilot project is from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Pilot project goals and design. new text end

new text begin (a) The pilot project must provide enhanced
assessment, case management, treatment services, and community supervision for criminal
justice clients with mental illness struggling to manage symptoms and behavior resulting
in heightened risk to harm self or others, recidivate, commit violations of supervision, or
face incarceration or reincarceration.
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new text begin (b) The goals of the pilot project are to:
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new text begin (1) improve mental health service delivery and supervision coordination through
establishment of a multidisciplinary caseload management team that must include at least
one probation officer and social services professional who share case management
responsibilities;
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new text begin (2) provide expedited assessment, diagnosis, and community-based treatment and
programming for acute symptom and behavior management;
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new text begin (3) enhance community supervision through a specialized caseload and team specifically
trained to work with individuals with mental illness;
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new text begin (4) offer community-based mental health treatment and programming alternatives to jail
or prison incarceration if available and appropriate;
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new text begin (5) reduce the number of incarceration days related to unmanaged mental illness and
technical violations;
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new text begin (6) eliminate or reduce duplication of services between county social services and
corrections; and
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new text begin (7) improve collaboration and reduce barriers among criminal justice-system partners,
county social services, and community service providers.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Target population. new text end

new text begin The target population of the pilot project is:
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new text begin (1) adult offenders on probation, parole, supervised release, or pretrial status assessed
with significant or unmanaged mental illness or acute symptoms who may pose a risk to
self or others, increased risk to recidivate, or commit technical violations of supervision;
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new text begin (2) adult offenders receiving county social service case management for mental illness
and under correctional supervision in Anoka County; and
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new text begin (3) adult offenders incarcerated in jail with significant or unmanaged mental illness who
may be safely treated in a community setting under correctional supervision.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Evaluation and report. new text end

new text begin By October 1, 2020, Anoka County must report to the
commissioner of corrections on the impact and outcomes of the project.
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Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of
corrections to award a grant to Anoka County for establishment of a mental health community
supervision caseload pilot project under section 1.
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