Library of Byrne JAG Promising Programs

It Takes a Library Project, Colorado 

06-18-2018 16:09

Program Description

Byrne JAG funds support the It Takes a Library (ITAL) project, a partnership between Denver Human Services (DDHS), Denver Public Library (DPL), and Colorado Mental Wellness Network (CMWN). Through this collaboration, peer navigators support DPL’s social workers in outreach, assessments and human services referrals for customers traditionally at risk of entering or re-entering the criminal/juvenile justice system either as victims or perpetrators, based on factors such as income level, homelessness and mental health. This program increases access to mental health/human services and supports the reduction of crime, delinquency and recidivism using evidence-based best practices of peer support and library social work models.

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Keywords

Social Workers; Mental Illness; Behavioral Health; Referral; Social Services; Crime Reduction

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