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Practical Advice on Jail Diversion: Ten Years of Learnings on Jail Diversion from the CMHS National GAINS Center
The process of developing and implementing a jail diversion program for people with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders is explained. Sections of this guide are: why develop a jail diversion program; what jail diversion really is; making jail diversion happen in the community; getting started; putting the "action" in an action plan; planning for sustainability; Data 101; moving forward; additional resources; program examples; and glossary.