Diversion to What? Evidence-Based Mental Health Services That Prevent Needless Incarceration
Source: Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Homelessness, Housing Support, Mental Health Treatment, Mobile Crisis Unit, Peer Support, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders
The Bazelon Center argues that jurisdictions should increase investment in community-based mental health service providers. This document describes services that, based on the evidence they’ve compiled, are necessary components of strong mental health systems.