MAP is a therapeutic court that uses continuous and intense judicially supervised treatment and services to reduce repeated misdemeanor activity. Bridgeways’ MAP Liaison works intensively with participants to coordinate and support mental health and substance use disorder treatment; encouraging high engagement and follow-through, to address underlying issues contributing to past offenses.
Responsibility. Stability. Sustainability.
Bridgeways is part of the innovative Mental Health Alternatives Program (MAP) – a problem-solving, therapeutic court within Everett Municipal and Marysville Municipal courts. Our MAP Liaison works intensively with MAP participants to coordinate and support mental health and substance use disorder treatment. MAP reduces recidivism by providing defendants with a treatment-focused alternative to incarceration, helping to break cycle of repeat offenses which sidetrack or preclude stability and wellness.
Bridgeways MAP Liaison + MAP Court Team = High Impact
Data collected by the MAP judges show graduates have experienced a 93% reduction of recidivism. Successful participation can help break the cycle of arrest, set participants on a path of recovery and stability, and reduce negative impacts on the community. Bridgeways’ MAP Liaison is a key part of the MAP team, which includes the judge, prosecutor, public defender, judicial assistant, and court administrator. The MAP Liaison brings an understanding of mental illness and the complex challenges people living with mental illness may contend with across life domains.
The chance to work through the MAP program and your belief in me helped me feel like a person again. I was able to work through my past trauma, escape addiction, and deal with severe depression. I now have hopes and dreams for the future – for me and my son.
I’m back on my feet because people gave me a hand up. They held me accountable, but they’re also helping me out.
They definitely helped me accomplish my goals. With their guidance and the tools they gave me, I am learning to cope in society.