Kevin Rice

Executive Director, Operations

Kevin Rice has more than 25 years of behavioral health experience, including leadership roles on several of Liberty’s forensic mental health programs. Since joining the company in 2010 Kevin has directed several felony restoration of competency programs and helped deliver comprehensive correctional mental health services on behalf of county clients. As Director of Operations, he develops, maintains, and manages Liberty’s operational teams; confirms that the company delivers quality services that meet all contractual, legal, and regulatory requirements; and builds collaborative working relationships with Liberty clients and other program stakeholders.

Kevin is a seasoned clinical executive and NCCHC Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional with extensive knowledge of mental health operations in county jail systems, as well as familiarity with recruiting clinicians for both competency restoration and correctional mental health programs. Prior to joining Liberty, Kevin was a forensic social worker, conditional release evaluator, therapist, and behavioral health program executive for organizations throughout California. He earned a Master of Social Work and a Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Sociology from Augustana College.

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The Future of Jail-Based Competency Treatment: Commentary from 30,000 Feet

VP of Clinical Services, Jerry Jennings and Executive Director, Kevin Rice review how JBCT can best be applied within the current realities of the forensic mental health crisis in America.

Jail‐Based Competency Treatment Comes of Age

Liberty researchers discuss how to improve the implementation of jail-based competency treatment (JBCT) programs based on a seven-year research collaboration.

Liberty Directors Become Newest Board Members of the FMHAC

We’re proud to share that two of our directors have recently been named board members of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California (FMHAC).