Thurston County Jail
and Diversion Services

OHRS operates multiple programs in the Thurston County Jail as well as community based support for jail diversion. 


The Trueblood Program focuses on individuals who are charged with a crime, have been ordered by a court to receive a competency evaluation or restoration services through DSHS; and who have waited in jail for those services.

​If an individual meets criteria for services Trueblood Mental Health Professionals can meet with them for a mental health assessment and make recommendations for next steps.


Individuals may qualify for peer support services with a Trueblood Peer Counselor who can provide services for 90 days after jail release. These peer support sevices could include rental/shelter assistance, connection to behavioral health services, linkage to community resources, and more. 

To learn more about the Trueblood Settlement: Click HERE

See Trueblood featured on an episode of Thurston County Connection HERE

Group and Individual Therapy

A Licensed Mental Health Counselor provides both group and individual counseling to individuals incarcerated in the Thurston County Jail.

Whether inmates need extra support, or an outside perspective, talking to a therapist can help. 

Peer Support

A Certified Peer Counselor with lived experience can provide support, understanding, and education on how to make a life change and start working on the path toward recovery. 

Crisis Services

Mental Health Professionals are available within the Jail to provide crisis intervention services and support.

LEAD Program

Supports Thurston County's Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program focusing on community based case management and alternatives to jail and prosecution. Learn more about LEAD programs from the LEAD National Support Bureau here.

Want more info about mental health services in Thurston County Jail or diversion services?

Inmates can send a 'kite' to mental health

requesting services.


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