Jail Diversion

A general term for those programs that divert individuals with serious mental illness (and often co-occurring substance use disorders) away from jail and provide links to community-based treatment and support services. The individual thus avoids arrest or spends a significantly reduced time period in jail and/or lockups on the current charge or on violations of probation resulting from previous charges
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officials announced Thursday that the Tulsa Sobering Center, a jail diversion program designed to offer an alternative for adult men and women detained for public intoxication, will open in May following construction and renovation of the facility.
Pinellas Safe Harbor is an emergency homeless shelter and a jail diversion program.
Michigans jail diversion pilot programs are proving successful at connecting individuals with mental health issues with treatment instead of incarceration, Lt.
But the committee called on lawmakers to increase the number of beds available in state hospitals, create early intervention for schoolchildren with behavioral health issues, invest in jail diversion programs and increase the state's mental health workforce.
Recommendations: Support the streamlining and expansions of the forensic and jail diversion programs.
Michelle Albert, LPC, CSOTP, the Jail Diversion Therapist Supervisor for the Alexandria CSB, provided a power point presentation on Alexandria CORE (Collaboration for Recovery and Re-Entry).
It can leverage its experience and that expertise in similar and connected markets, including substance abuse, jail diversion, hospital discharge and care continuum programs.
2 million for mental health jail diversion program; $2 million for Vivitrol drug treatment (to help treat alcohol and opiate drug dependency); $660,000 for drug court funding; $800,000 for veterans court funding (the House budget provides $105,000).
He now works for Fairfax County on a jail diversion team as a Peer to Peer specialist and is doing great.
A jail diversion program in Massachusetts serving 200 mentally ill people--at an initial cost of $400,000--saved $1.
In the area of addiction services, the governor proposed cutting $3 million in services from the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, and $300,000 from the successful jail diversion program for individuals addicted to opiates -- at a time when the Senate president calls the upsurge in opioid use as being "an epidemic.
Mental health jail diversion programs allow mentally ill nonviolent offenders an outpatient treatment option and/or psychiatric care instead of imprisonment.