DCS/LGU Resources

Criminal Justice Interactive Data Matching Tool

The Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors (CLMHD), representing the County Mental Health Commissioners/ Directors of Community Services (DCSs), have long recognized that individuals affected by mental illness and/or substance use disorders often encounter the criminal justice system and the county jails, due in part to behaviors related to their untreated or ineffectively treated mental illness or addiction. CLMHD set out to develop a process in which a county can obtain criminal justice system data sets from various resources (i.e., Jail Rosters, Arraignment Lists, Police Blotters, VINE, etc.) to compare against a select number of indicators within the statewide Medicaid database, Psychiatric Services and Clinical Knowledge System (PSYCKES). The purpose of this process is to identify individuals involved with the criminal justice system (incarceration/arrest) with Medicaid coverage and who have received mental health and/or substance use treatment prior to their involvement with the system. The Criminal Justice Interactive Data Matching Tool was developed for LGUs to utilize in collaboration with entities found within the Criminal Justice System.

Access the Criminal Justice Interactive Data Matching Tool at https://datamatch.clmhd.org/

The process of obtaining log-in credentials for the Criminal Justice Interactive Data Matching Tool must be facilitated by the DCS. DCSs are responsible for identifying which individuals will have access to the Criminal Justice Interactive Data Matching Tool. DCSs will send this list of individuals, with accompanying information, to CLMHD for usernames to be created and access to the tool to be granted. Information required by CLMHD includes: The name of the individual, email address, position/title, agency name, and County. Information can be sent to Francine Sinkoff at FS@CLMHD.ORG or Lisa Howard-Fiato at LF@CLMHD.ORG.

Download Authorized User Request Form – Criminal Justice Interactive Data Matching Tool