Jail Clearance Applications
Process for Mental Health Providers to Access a King County Jail
All mental health provider agencies under contract with the King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD), as part of the King County Behavioral Health Organization (BHO) and other partner agencies under contract with BHRD are eligible for BHRD-sponsored access. The following options pertain to non-Diversion and Reentry Services (DRS) provider staff (and other intensive carve out programs noted as exception) and relates only to staff providing services under the “mainstream” mental health services in the broader King County BHO as well as any MIDD-funded specialty program or other specialty program.
The King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) manages our County jails, including the King County Correctional Facility (KCCF) in downtown Seattle and the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center (MRJC) in Kent. The majority of individuals with more severe psychiatric conditions, especially those with high acuity or a psychotic spectrum disorder, will most likely be housed in KCCF on the 7th floor.
Please contact Margo Burnison at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 263-8574 to consult on the level of jail clearance needed, obtain the relevant forms to fill out and receive instruction on the submission process.
Please note: Jails rely on BHRD DRS staff to pre-screen and sponsor all provider applications for jail clearance to the King County Jail facilities.
For a One-time Window Visit
King County Correctional Facility (KCCF) - Seattle
All case managers, mental health professionals, social workers, and other social services providers, please schedule one-time only visits directly with Karen Pohio via email at email@example.com and include designated Jail Health Services Release Planner staff if you are working with one.
Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center (MRJC) - Kent
All case managers, mental health professionals, social workers, and other social services providers, please schedule one-time only visits directly with Mary Ann Morbley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explain your need to schedule a one-time window visit and when you are looking to meet with your client. This should be about 1-3 day turn-around to schedule. Please provide two business days advance notice and include the following information:
- The client's full legal name (as it appears in the JILS system).
- The BA number.
- The date and time you want to visit (no visits allowed between 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.).
- Upon arrival for your visit, go to the 3rd Floor reception desk with valid government issued picture I.D.