Unit 15 - Psychiatric Admissions/Acute
Institution Unit Supervisor: Tim Lundquist
To facilitate the admission for all inmates
received into the Psych Service Area at WRC.
Unit Program Summary
As part of the Psychiatric Service Area, Unit 15 is defined as the Acute
Psychiatric/Admissions unit that provides management and treatment of
the most acute mentally ill inmates admitted and housed at the Wisconsin
Resource Center. Unit 15 facilitates the admission and orientation
process for all inmates being received into the Psychiatric Service
area. These include inmates needing commitment or re-commitment under
Wisconsin Statute 51, inmates who have been directed by the courts to be
Treated to Competency and other mentally ill inmates who can benefit
from psychiatric treatment.
The Treat to Competency
program requires Unit 15 to work in unison with Mendota Mental Health
Institute, Winnebago Mental Health Institute, Justice 2000 (court
liaison’s) and the Wisconsin Forensics Unit to help in treating those
individuals that the court has ordered for treatment to competency. The
unit coordinates services for those individuals who are pending
revocation or are currently incarcerated with pending criminal charges.
The unit 15 environment, program and structure is set to meet the
clinical and social needs of the inmate while maintaining a balance of
treatment, security and safety for the staff and inmates.
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August 14, 2014