The intercept model provides a framework for communities to identify resources and gaps in resources and develop local strategic action plans. The intercept model brings stakeholders from different agencies and systems to work together to identify strategies to respond and divert people with mental and substance use disorders from the justice system.

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 Fort Bend County Projects:

Intercept Type Description What happens:
Intercept 1
Law Enforcement
CIT- Crisis Intervention and Response
  • CIT Training
  • CIT Specialized Response
  • CIT Data Collections and Analysis
Intercept 2
Initial Detention/Court Hearings
16.22 Progress and Magistrate
  • Ensure timely documentation and filing
  • Data collection and monitoring
Intercept 2
Initial Detention/Court Hearings
Intercept 3
Mental Health Evaluations
Competency to Stand Trial/ Sanity
  • Determination of Mental Health and IDD
  • Treatment recommendations
  • Competency and Sanity findings
Intercept 3
Mental Health Courts
  • Clinical Services
  • Case Management
  • Data Collection
Intercept 4
Fort Bend County Diversion Program
  • Recovery and Reiteration
Intercept 4
Fort Bend County BJA Stepping Up Program
  • Jail Diversion Services


Texas Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities Law Bench Book 2021-2022

Texas Juvenile Mental Health and Intellectual Development Disabilities Law Bench Book 2021-2022:

The Sequential Intercept Model Brochure

For more information, please contact Fort Bend County Behavioral Health Services at 281-238-3079 or email