JPS employs a multi-disciplinary staff comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, therapists, counselors and case managers. It has been the experience at JPS that having a variety of staff disciplines and philosophies working together enhances the range and quality of care provided.
JPS provides services in all San Francisco City and County jail facilities seven days a week. Many facilities have evening coverage and there is JPS staff available 24 hours a day.
The JPS administrative office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information or to make a referral, please call 415.995.1700.
JPS Accepts referrals from a wide variety of sources. An inmate may refer himself or herself for evaluation, or concerned family or friends may request JPS intervention. Most referrals are made by Jail Health Services, the sheriff's department, and the courts. JPS also accepts referrals from San Francisco Community Mental Health Services and private practitioners.
JPS provides post-release planning through referrals to its Jail Aftercare Services (JAS) component. JAS provides case management services which help clients transition between the jails and the community.
JPS provides its services at no cost to the client, to any inmate in the San Francisco City and County Jail system.
Jail Aftercare Services (JAS)
Jail Aftercare Services (JAS) is a program component of Jail Psychiatric Services. With JAS, JPS is reaching out to a special population--the chronically mentally ill inmate who may also have a concurrent substance abuse problem and who may or may not be connected to community resources.
The goal of JAS is to assist inmates with mental health problems to obtain treatment and social support services in the community upon release from jail. JAS seeks to extend the continuum of care for these individuals by providing intensive case management as well as initiating therapeutic contacts for individuals who do not have established resources in the community mental health system.
JAS will work with the inmate, the courts, attorneys, probation officers, and community agencies to transition the inmate from the criminal justice system to an appropriate community setting as an alternative to sentencing, as a condition of probation, or upon release from custody.