Category Archive: Diversion Program

Aug 16

Special Probation for Prisoners with Mental Illness Cuts Recidivism

Reuters By Ronnie Cohen Every year, an estimated 2 million people diagnosed with mental illness are jailed in the U.S., and soon after they’re released, many wind up behind bars again. But specialized supervision on probation for people with mental illness can radically reduce the odds they’ll be re-arrested within five years, a new study …

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Jul 11

Four Applications Submitted for Facilities to House State’s Mentally Ill

Arkansas Online By John Moritz Hospitals, a counseling center and a former nursing home are the locations being pitched to house the state’s first facilities aimed at diverting the mentally ill from jail, according to applications submitted to the state earlier this month. A special task force created by state law will now have to …

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May 18

Colorado Will No Longer Lock up People Who Are Suicidal or in Mental Health Crisis

The Denver Post By Jennifer Brown It soon will be against the law in Colorado to lock people in jail when they are picked up on mental health holds. The legislation signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday also increases funds for a network of crisis-response teams, walk-in mental health treatment centers and transportation to …

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