Mental Health Services & Resources
Crisis Outreach Response Team (CORT)
CORT is a collaboration between the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Health Department. A Deputy Sheriff and a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) review law enforcement reports from agencies throughout Marion County. CORT identifies individuals to follow up with or refer to community based resources such as counseling, medical care, insurance, medications, peer mentors and support, alcohol and drug treatment, and veteran’s assistance. This outreach and support helps people find HOPE in their recovery.
CORT also facilitates two annual Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) for Law Enforcement agencies in Marion County, as well as other agencies through the state. CIT helps public safety personnel understand mental illness and teaches them how to effectively communicate, deescalate, and direct people to community resources.
CORT's goal is to reduce law enforcement contacts and incarceration of individuals suffering from mental illness.
Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT)
Mobile Crisis Response Teams are made up of an Officer or a Deputy paired with a Mental Health Professional. The teams are dispatched to respond directly to active mental health crisis calls. The specially trained officer or deputy work in conjunction with the Mental Health Professional to provide clients with the services they need, in addition to attempting to prevent incidents from escalating.
The Jail Counselor provides a variety of professional services for adult offenders who are inmates of the Marion County Jail, Marion County Transition Center, and/or are under community based supervision such as probation or Post-Prison Supervision. The Jail Counselor develops programs and services to reduce criminality, improve social behaviors, and increase the success for offenders while incarcerated and transitioning into our community.
Jail Mental Health Services
Mental health staff at the Jail provide mental health services including: suicide risk assessment and intervention, brief counseling, crisis intervention, referral for medication evaluation, and transition services.
Transition services involves not only facilitating connection and care coordination of mentally ill inmates with their established community services, but also identifying and intervening with those who are without current community resources and services. This includes working with our community partners to remove barriers to housing, treatment, and support of the chronically mentally ill.
Links & Resources
Oregon LEDS Mental Health Database
Psychiatric Crisis Center (PCC)