County of Marin Health and Human Services

Additional Services for Justice-Involved Adults

Recovery Coach/Care Manager:  The Division of Mental Health and Substance Use Services contracts with 3.1 FTE Recovery Coaches, who are available to Adult Drug Court participants, as well as to AB 109, SB 678 and other Probation-referred clients.  Recovery Coaches/Care Managers are based on the Evidence Based Practice of Peer-to-Peer Recovery Support Services.   The purpose of the Recovery Oriented Coach/Care Manager is to: 1) help individuals involved in the criminal justice system gain access to needed resources, services, or supports that will help them achieve recovery from their substance use disorder and other co-occurring issues; 2) identify, evaluate, inventory and collaborate with public and private community agencies to assist criminal justice clients with referrals and linkages to these services; and 3) Ensure that clients are supported through the criminal justice process in order to: Increase the likelihood of retention in co-occurring treatment and long-term success.

Sober Living: Marin Services for Men      
Address: 1005 A Street, Suite 209, San Rafael, CA 94901
Telephone: 415-485-6736

Marin Services for Men provides Sober Living Environment (SLE) services to eligible clients in the community including AB 109 affiliates, probationers, drug court and private pay referrals.   SLE’s are safe, clean, sober, residential environments that promote individual recovery through positive peer group interactions among house members and staff. Sober living housing is affordable, alcohol and drug free and allows the house members or residents to continue to develop their individual recovery plans and to become self-supporting. As part of their aftercare program MSM offers an intensive outpatient therapy program, in addition to co-ed outpatient therapy based on recovery need. In doing so, the SLE must co-exist in a respectful, lawful, non-threatening manner within residential communities in Marin County.

Thinking for a Change: Similar to the in-custody program, Thinking for a Change is offered in Marin City, San Rafael and Novato.    Thinking for a Change is a cognitive behavioral therapeutic curriculum designed to facilitate behavior change through addressing the underlying thought processes that precede behavior.  It is recognized as an evidence-based practice for reducing criminal behavior and substance use, and is designed and will be offered in two group sessions per week for a period of 14-18 weeks.  

Effective immediately, Mental Health and Substance Use Services (MHSUS) changed its name to Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS).  As such, all references in existing departmental policies and procedures to MHSUS can be understood to reference BHRS as well.