The Competence to Stand Trial flowchart focuses on Intercepts 2 (Initial Detention/Initial Court Hearings) and 3 (Jails/Courts) of the Sequential Intercept Model. These are key decision points in the CST process. They provide an opportunity for justice and behavioral health professionals to consider and create unique diversion opportunities.
CST is typically raised after arraignment and before case adjudication and sentencing. Intercepts 2 and 3 offer a broad range of diversion opportunities for individuals for whom CST is raised and those who have been ruled incompetent to stand trial (IST) with the potential for restoration. They even present opportunities to divert those found not restorable.
The Competence to Stand Trial flowchart outlines a series of common decision points within the CST process. Some examples of these events are evaluation, restoration, and disposition. Each decision point highlights possible outcomes and places where individuals could be referred. These include hospitals, jails, community-based treatment services, supportive services, and courts.