The Westchester Forensic Mobile Team works directly with law enforcement in the field and courts seeking alternatives to incarceration (ATI), to provide immediate crisis response and/or transitional care services to people at risk of entering the criminal justice system due to under-addressed mental health, addiction, or social determinant of health issues.
Engagement can range from immediate crisis response to 30-45 days of transitional care management.
We work closely with the following Police Departments: White Plains, Scarsdale Village/Town, Mamaroneck Town, Larchmont Village, Mamaroneck Village, Greenburgh Town, Ardsley Village, Dobbs Ferry Village, Elmsford Village, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington Village, Tarrytown, City of Rye, Rye Brook Village, Port Chester Village, and the Westchester County Dept. of Public Safety (Sheriff’s).
We also assist all local courts within that catchment area. Courts utilize the Westchester County Dept. of Community Mental Health’s Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) system to activate Forensic Mobile Team services. We are also on-call – 24/7/365 – if any magistrates need us to engage immediately with people during the arraignment process.
“We really want to encourage people to work on their wellness while they are in the community and not have to continuously go back to the emergency department or the psych unit to get what they need to stay well.” – Joleen Darby, Site Director