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Sixty percent of all those in jail or prison have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. The Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) programs were developed to help individuals return to normal life and avoid future incarceration. ATI focuses on person-centered planning, working closely with law enforcement, the courts and correctional departments.

Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Transport

ATI Transport connects those sentenced to the Salt Lake County jail to a treatment provider and Valley pharmacy immediately upon their release. Individuals diagnosed as Severely Mentally Ill (SMI) will be ordered by the court to be released to Valley at the time they have completed their commitment.

CORE (Co-occurring Reentry & Empowerment)

The CORE residential program helps adult male criminal offenders with more than one disorder, like mental illness and substance abuse. Our 16-bed facility is a transition-focused program to help individuals re-enter the community and avoid prison.

CRT (Community Response Team)

Working with many community agencies, our Community Response Team identifies, assesses, and provides support to clients who have serious mental illness (SMI) and are minor and repeat offenders. CRT works specifically at the Salt Lake County Detention Center and Oxbow Jail, providing resources, advocacy and support in discharge planning.

Jail Diversion Outreach Team (JDOT)

JDOT offers 24-hour, comprehensive, individualized and flexible services to link individuals to resources and support, while helping them live independently. We focus on clients with co-occurring disorders such as mental illness, substance use and criminal justice involvement to help with housing stability, quality of life and decreasing substance use.


Forensics helps clients on parole and probation who have been referred into treatment by the criminal justice system. Programs offered by the Forensic Unit include mental health outpatient services, domestic violence, substance use and intensive outpatient services. All Forensic Unit programs are offered in both English and Spanish.


Contracted with the U.S. Federal Probation and Pretrial Office, our Federal Unit provides outpatient and intensive outpatient substance abuse, mental health, and domestic abuse therapy services to individuals referred by federal court.

Mental Health Court

The Salt Lake County Mental Health Court was created to address the underlying problems that lead those with mental illness and substance use problems into the criminal justice system.

Weekend Warrior Program (WWP)

With an intensive weekend relapse prevention approach, WWP is an eight-week program that includes nine hours of psycho-educational classes and two drug/alcohol tests.