Community Treatment Alternatives

Community Treatment Alternatives (CTA) is one of three state-certified Community Support Programs (CSPs) operated by Journey Mental Health Center. CTA works exclusively with adults involved in the criminal justice system. In addition to meeting the standard CSP admission criteria, consumers must be either diverted from the Dane County Jail or be conditionally released after being found “not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect” (NGI).

Upon release, clients are provided with comprehensive, ongoing services, following the principles developed by the Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT). CTA was the first jail diversion program in the country to employ the principles of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). Services include: medication evaluation and monitoring, assistance in obtaining a source of income, finding housing, securing and maintaining competitive employment, counseling for alcohol and other drug abuse, assistance following through with any court-ordered requirements, and help with the activities of daily living (e.g., grocery shopping, cleaning apartments, transportation, etc.).

Eligibility Criteria

In addition to meeting the standard CSP admission criteria, consumers must be either diverted from the Dane County Jail or be conditionally released after being found “not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect” (NGI).

Contact Information

2000 Fordem Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-280-2740