The cost of implementing a jail diversion program for people with mental illness in San Antonio, Texas
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People in Recovery from Substance Use, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders, Suicide Prevention
The article explores what is required to start and implement jail diversion programs in San Antonio, Texas with a particular focus on three types of diversion pre-booking, police, post-booking bond and post-booking docket. An assessment is conducted to determine who and what agencies bear the costs.