The Behavioral Health Supports for Justice Involved Individuals (BH-JI) Program is a MassHealth-Funded initiative that aims to provide direct support to individuals that are currently incarcerated or on probation/parole, who also have behavioral health disorders, substance use disorders, or co-occurring illnesses. The BH-JI Program works in partnership with the justice entities and is a voluntary program.
BH-JI is a partnership between providers and the Mass Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Mass Executive Office of the Trial Court, Mass Parole Board, the Mass Department of Corrections, and Sheriff’s offices.
Our team will meet with the individual to develop a support plan that is based upon the individual’s needs and focuses on recovery, wellness and independent living. The goal of our team is to empower the individual and provide the supports needed during and after re-entry so that the individual can live safely and effectively in the community without future justice involvement.
Re-entry Navigators provide assistance with…
- Applying for or reactivating MassHealth benefits
- Scheduling medical and behavioral health appointments and evaluations
- Coordinating transportation to appointments
- Obtaining basic necessities (food, shelter, clothing, toiletries)
- Accessing SUD treatment services and sober housing options
- Finding and securing housing, employment, and/or continuing education
- Connecting with social and community supports
Eligible adults must meet the following requirements:
- MassHealth eligible or currently enrolled
- Have been detained or incarcerated within the last 12 months
- Diagnosis of mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorder
The Gosnold BH-JI Program serves the following towns of residence:
Barnstable County: Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth, Mashpee, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Harwich, Dennis, Brewster, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown Dukes County: Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Gosnold, Oaks Bluff, Tisbury (Vineyard Haven), West Tisbury and Wampanoag Tribe of Gayhead, Nantucket County.
For any referral or program-related questions, contact Suzanne McCormack, Director of BH-JI and CP, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 508.540.6550 (ext 5023)
Please fax completed referral to 508.540.2143 or if emailing a referral, please send via secured email to: BHJI@gosnold.org