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Kentucky Jail Mental Health Crisis Network
Contact Information
275 E. Main Street 4WF
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-4456
Fax: (502) 564-9010
Hours: Monday–Friday
8:00 am–4:30 pm ET

Crisis Lines by County
Hotlines/Other Contacts
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Contact Us

David O'Daniel
(502) 782-6252

The Kentucky Jail Mental Health Crisis Network was created with the passage of House Bill 67 during the 2004 legislative session. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services contracts with the Bluegrass Regional Mental Health/Intellectual Diabilities Board for the provision of these services.

The purpose of this service is to reduce the number of suicides in local jails, assure the appropriate housing and classification of inmates with behavioral health or substance abuse issues, developmental or intellectual disabilities, or brain injuries, and to provide any necessary follow-up service in the jail.

This network of services comprises two major service components. The first is a toll-free telephone number staffed by qualified behavioral health professionals who provide a telephonic assessment of an inmate's risk for suicide and need for behavioral health care services. The second major service component is the necessary follow-up service provided by the local community mental health center at the local jail for inmates who are identified as being at risk.

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