Behavioral Health Supports for Justice Involved Individuals (BH-JI)

Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, Middlesex County, MA

Behavioral Health Supports for Justice Involved Individuals (BH-JI) is a reach-in, re-entry model that provides specialized behavioral health supports to justice involved individuals with mental health and/or addiction needs. The project goals include connecting justice involved individuals to health care services and community services; and demonstrating improved health outcomes, decreased fatal overdoses, and efficient healthcare utilization.


  • Individuals will be identified in jails and prisons, as well as Parole and Probation offices in the community, with the help of our justice partners and referrals for support.
  • Vendors confirm eligibility and enrolls individual in BH-JI and then engages in individual treatment by developing and implementing a support plan with the individual. MassHealth partnerships involve direct referrals and strong coordination.

Related Links:

Wilmington Apple: Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian Discusses Behavioral Health Initiatives With State’s Health & Human Services Secretary

Mass Gov: Behavioral Health Initiative Enhances Connection to Community-Based Supports for Individuals Involved with the Criminal Justice System