A joint project between Pinal County’s Adult Probation Department and Community Health Associates will offer needed services to those adults in the criminal justice system.
Both agencies anxiously await the grand opening of the Integrated Outpatient Office in Casa Grande. The grand opening is slated to be held on Thursday, May 30 at 9:30 AM. The Integrated Outpatient Office in Casa Grande is located 1667 North Trekell Road, Suites 101-104.
Pinal County Probation Department Director Rod McKone said the new office is a reality thanks to the efforts of several partners.
“The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is very involved with this new Integrated Outpatient Office as part of their Targeted Investment Program,” McKone stated. “This statewide initiative facilitates the integration of primary medical care, behavioral health services and community corrections to increase the coordination of services for adults in the criminal justice system. It helps to make sure there is no duplication of services and reduces the possibility of someone ‘slipping through the cracks.’ It’s a smart way of saving money and positively impacting those people in the system.”
McKone added that the other project partners are Arizona Complete Health, Arizona Department of Corrections, Pinal County Attorney’s Office and Federal Probation.
The opening of the Integrated Outpatient Office in Casa Grande is an important milestone for Pinal County and its progress in the area of improving the cooperation between justice system stakeholders at all levels of government.