Offender Supervision

Mental Health Services

Glossary of Terms

The SCDPPPS Mental Health Services Division is committed to addressing the needs of individuals living with mental illness under Agency supervision as well as providing monitoring of Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity (NGRI) cases.  SCDPPPS Mental Health Services utilizes evidence-based interventions and strategies to supervise specialized populations.   

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The purpose of the Mental Health Division is to:

  • Oversee the Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) cases;
  • Participate in the Mental Health and Drug Courts, an alternative means of incarceration for clients;
  • Service as a liaison between SCDPPPS, the Department of Corrections and the Department of Mental Health and other service providers;
  • Research and develop mental health trainings to be delivered to all staff;
  • Provide evidence-based treatment and case coordination. 

Functions of the division include:

  • Management of offenders with mental illness
  • Enforcement of court ordered treatment participation and medication compliance
  • Re-arrest and recidivism reduction

Contact Information

  • Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity 803-734-0136
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Case Services 803-734-8031

Additional Resources: 

South Carolina Department of Mental Health

Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS)

South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC)

National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)

Narcotics Anonymous

South Carolina Alcoholics Anonymous - Area 62 

Al-Anon Find a Meeting

Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) Protocol