Connection to Care in a Municipal Jail Setting

May 13, 2021
Connection to Care in a Municipal Jail Setting
Author: Jesse Jannetta and Travis Reginal, the Urban Institute
Published: May, 13 2021
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This brief examines the C2C pilot in Long Beach and its efforts to improve connections to behavioral health and social services for people who meet the definition of “high-frequency utilizers” (HFUs) of the jail, as defined by the City of Long Beach. It is one in a series of briefs supported by the Innovation Fund, an initiative sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge. It situates the C2C pilot within Long Beach’s broader strategy to reduce jail incarceration among HFUs, outlines strengths and challenges in C2C’s implementation, and provides lessons for other localities seeking to better coordinate services for people who frequently cycle in and out of jail.