Data Collection across the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM): Essential Measures

SAMHSA logoThis manual from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides a starting place for jurisdictions looking to use data to better understand and improve the outcomes of people with mental illnesses and/or substance addictions who come into contact with the criminal justice system. The manual is a compilation of recommended data elements organized around each of the six intercepts represented in the SIM. Each section lists data points and measures and covers common challenges with data collection and ways to overcome them. Practical examples of how information is being used in the field are also provided.