Clients are admitted on Emergency Protective Custody Holds. They are brought in by law enforcement personnel and are alleged to be mentally ill and dangerous to themselves, others, or unable to care for their basic needs. They are evaluated by a Psychiatrist and Psychologist who make treatment recommendations for each client. Civil Commitment Mental Health Board Hearings are held at the facility for less than 50% of the clients admitted.
Demographically they are:
- 25% Major mental illness / 25% Substance abuse / 50% Dual diagnoses
- 60% Male / 40% Female
- 90% from Lancaster County / 10% from other Region V counties (Southeast Nebraska)