Getting Inside the Black Box: Understanding How Jail Diversion Works
| Cataloged on:
Oct. 07, 2010
ANNOTATION: People interested in or involved with the diversion of mentally ill offenders from jail will find the results of this program evaluation interesting. Sections of this report are: the Center for Mental Health Services Targeted Capacity Expansion (CMHS TCE) Jail Diversion Program; convening the assessment experts; major findings; beyond data—the black box of jail diversion; “central eight” risk factors; understanding the black box and fine-tuning a model; and next steps and opportunities. Improved outcomes exist for “the areas of drug and alcohol use, functionality in daily living, re-arrest history and jail days, and timely service linkage” (p. 1).