Administrative Case Management/ Forensic Case Management
Melissa Fitzgerald, Mental Health Supervisor
Phone: 814-726-2100 ext. 8252
The assigned case manager provides a voluntary, community based service that assists, supports, encourages, and advocates for persons receiving mental health treatment in the areas of health/wellness, finances/budgeting, housing, social needs, employment, transportation, and entitlements/benefits. These services are guided by Pennsylvania State Department of Welfare Regulations; and Community Support Program and Psychiatric Recovery Principles.
Administrative Case Management
Mental health administrative case management is a lower level case management program that involves linking individuals with the information, support and mental health services they need. Administrative case managers ensure that the individual is informed of all service options, is provided all related information, coordinates with a variety of community services and help connect the individual to any additional supports/resources they may need. Individuals must have a mental health diagnosis and reside in Warren or Forest County to be able to opened with this program.
Administrative case management also serves as the authorizer for Forest Warren County Base mental health service funding. This funding is for individuals that do not have insurance and do not qualify for state insurance, or have private insurance that does not cover mental health services.
Forensic Case Management
Forensic case management is a short-term intensive case management program that works with individuals that are involved or have been involved in the criminal justice system within the past two years and have a mental health diagnosis. Forensic case managers work with individuals to link them with the information, support and mental health services they need. Forensic case managers work with the individual to ensure that they have everything they need to prevent recidivism and coordinate with a variety of community services to ensure that the individual is receiving all the supports and resources available to them. Individuals must reside in Warren or Forest County to be able to opened with this program.
Forensic case management also works with individuals from Warren and Forest County that are placed at the regional Long-Term Structured Residence facility. Forensic case managers will follow the individual while they are at the facility and will continue to work with them upon return to the community.