Behavioral Health Diversion Interventions: Moving from Individual Programs to a Systems-Wide Strategy
Source: The Council of State Governments Justice Center
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People with Criminal Justice System Involvement
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System
Developed with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, this policy brief describes key components to developing a systems-wide diversion strategy and focuses on the fundamental agencies within the criminal justice system that can lead the implementation of diversion interventions, with the goal of diverting people with mental illness from the justice system and into community-based treatment and support services. The brief was also prompted, and guided, through work with Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees.