Divert to What? Community Services That Enhance Diversion
Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People with Criminal Justice System Involvement
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System
Many communities are committed to diverting people with mental illness away from the criminal justice system. However, in order to do so, communities need effective mental health services, such as outpatient, inpatient and crisis care. This publication is meant to help communities identify the gaps and opportunities in their existing system that will enhance their efforts to divert people from justice system involvement.