The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) in Tennessee opened a new Behavioral Care Center (BCC) to serve as an alternative to jail for arrestees with mental illness. The 60-bed center can house both men and women. With the BCC, the sheriff’s office seeks to divert arrestees with qualifying charges to treatment; those charged with victim-based crimes cannot be admitted. Charges will be expunged if the resident completes his or her assigned treatment plan. Clinical services at the BCC, provided by the Mental Health Cooperative, are sub-contracted out by Wellpath, the DCSO’s medical provider. Specially . . .