An Inside Look at Making Mental Health Diversion Work
Source: The Council of State Governments Justice Center
Resource Type: Video or Multimedia
Focus Population: Behavioral Health Leaders, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System
Learn about the research that informs how to successfully implement mental health diversion as a strategy for prosecutors. This session will cover background on the issue of the over-representation of people with behavioral health needs in the criminal justice system, as well as use hypothetical defendants to discuss who makes an appropriate candidate for diversion and developing case plans targeted to individual risks and needs.