Mental Health Case Management

In 2014, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) and the Jefferson Center for Mental Health partnered to form the case management program. This consists of two licensed behavioral health clinicians who provide services to Unincorporated Jefferson County, Colorado. This program was developed following the recognition of a spike in mental health calls and an increase in law enforcement involvement.

Services Provided:

-    Immediate crisis intervention

-    Psychoeducation for family members

-    Care coordination between JCSO and Jefferson Center

-    Linkage to services

Additionally, ongoing training opportunities are provided to deputies surrounding various behavioral health topics. This enables deputies to enhance their knowledge to more effectively interact with citizens. 

This collaboration has been so successful that four other agencies, Arvada, Golden, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge Police Departments, have adopted a similar model. Since its implementation, this program has provided resources to countless individuals/families, and expanded JCSO deputies’ mental health awareness, which has contributed to making Jefferson County a safer place to live, work and play.

Helpful Resources

Jefferson Center
Colorado Crisis Services 
Trauma and Crisis Resources

Contact a Mental Health Case Manager

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact the non-emergency line at 303-271-0211.  

For emergencies, call 911.

Meghan Cito, LCSW
E-mail: [email protected]

Lea Kennedy, LPCC
E-mail: [email protected]