Jail Diversion for Persons with Serious Mental Illness Coordinated by a Prosecutor’s Office
Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People with Criminal Justice System Involvement
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System
This paper describes a unique jail diversion program coordinated by a county prosecutor’s office in which individuals were diverted towards mental health services including case management, community-based services, and housing supports. Outcomes were studied over a five-year period, beyond the typical 12- to 24-month follow-up in other studies.