"The Sequential Intercept Model is a conceptual framework for communities to use when considering the interface between the criminal justice and mental health systems. The Model describes five interception points at which interventions can be designed to avoid individuals falling more deeply into the criminal justice system: law enforcement, initial detention, jails/courts, reentry from jails/prisons/forensic hospitalization, and community corrections (probation or parole). Numerous counties across the United States have engaged in Sequential Intercept Mapping as a collaborative strategic planning exercise between the mental health and criminal justice service agencies to identify immediate steps to promote improved service delivery in their communities. Sequential Intercept Mapping promotes stakeholder collaboration by identifying existing efforts from prearrest through community supports at re-entry, highlighting strengths and gaps, and designing solutions. The goals are to aid communities to develop effective systems of care that bridge criminal justice and mental health services."