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Diversion Program Resources

Colorado Diversion and ARPA-Related Resources

Federal Funding Requirements for receipt of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funding through Colorado's Behavioral Health Cash Fund 

Grant Application Process and Funding Guidelines for Diversion Programs 

FY22 Reporting Deadlines 

  • 10/30/2021, Quarter 1 (7/1/2021 through 9/30/2021): Participant Database, Reimbursement Request, and Quarterly Data Summary
  • 1/30/2022, Quarter 2 (10/1/2021 through 12/31/2021): Participant Database, Reimbursement Request, and Quarterly Data Summary
  • 4/30/2022, Quarter 3 (1/1/2022 through 3/31/2022): Participant Database, Reimbursement Request, and Quarterly Data Summary
  • 7/30/2022, Quarter 4 (4/1/2022 through 6/30/2022): Participant Database, Quarterly Data Summary, and End of Year Report, except Quarter 4 Reimbursement Request is due 7/1/2022

FY23 Firm Reporting Deadlines (Amended), NOTE CHANGE OF DEADLINES

  • 10/3/2022, Quarter 1 (7/1/2022 through 9/30/2022): Participant Database, Reimbursement Request, and Quarterly Data Summary 
  • 1/3/2023, Quarter 2 (10/1/2022 through 12/31/2022): Participant Database, Reimbursement Request, and Quarterly Data Summary
  • 4/3/2023, Quarter 3 (1/1/2023 through 3/31/2023): Participant Database, Reimbursement Request, and Quarterly Data Summary
  • 7/4/2023, Quarter 4 (4/1/2023 through 6/30/2023): Participant Database, Quarterly Data Summary, and End of Year Report, except Quarter 4 Reimbursement Request is due 7/1/2023

Grant Application Timeline

  • 1/24/2022: Application posted 
  • 1/31/2022 and 2/11/2022: Grant application informational webinars 
  • 4/5/2022: Application deadline  
  • 4/19/2022: Application review and applicant meetings 
  • 7/1/2022: Effective date of award 

Diversion Best Practice Resources 

Risk Need Responsivity Model

Andrews, D. A. (2006), Enhancing Adherence to Risk-Need-Responsivity: Making Quality a Matter of Policy. Criminology & Public Policy, 5(3), 595–602. doi:10.1111/j.1745-9133.2006.00394.x

Andrews, D. A., & Bonta, J. (2010). Rehabilitating Criminal Justice Policy and Practice. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 16(1), 39-55. doi: 10.1037/a0018362

Andrews, D.A., Bonta, J., & Hoge, R. D. (1990, March). Classification for effective rehabilitation; rediscovering psychology. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 17(1), 19-52.

Bogue, B., Campbell, N., Carey, M., Claw- son, E., Faust, D., Florio, K., Joplin, L., Keiser, G., Wasson, B., Woodward, W. (2004). Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Community Correction: The Principles of Effective Intervention. National Institute of Corrections and Crime & Justice Institute.  Retrieved from https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.nicic.gov/Library/019342.pdf

Bonta, J. & Andrews, D. (2017). The Psychology of Criminal Conduct (6th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.

Bonta, J., Rugge, T., Scott, T., Bourgon, G., & Yessine, A. K. (2008). Exploring the black box of community supervision. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 47(3), 248-270. doi:10.1080/10509670802134085

Bourgon, G., Bonta, J., Rugge, T., Scott, T., Yessine, A. K. (2010), The Role of Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation in Evidence-Based ''Real World" Community Supervision. Federal Probation, 74(1), 2-15.

Dowden, C. & Andrews, D. A. (2004). The Importance of Staff Practice in Delivering Effective Correctional Treatment: A Meta-Analytic Review of Core Correctional Practice. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 48(2), 203-214. doi: 10.1177/0306624X03257765

Lowenkamp, C. T., Latessa, E. J. & Smith, P. (2006). Does Correctional Program Quality Really Matter?  The Impact of Adhering to the Principles of Effective Intervention. Criminology & Public Policy, 5(3), 575–594. doi:10.1111/j.1745-9133.2006.00388.x

Taxman, F. S., Shepdson, E. S., Delano, J., Mitchell, S., Byrne, J. M., Gelb, A., Gornik, M., (2004). Tools of the Trade a Guide to Incorporating Science into Practice. National Institute of Corrections U. S. Department of Justice & Maryland Department of Safety and Correctional Services. Retrieved from https://www.gmuace.org/documents/tools/tools-of-the-trade.pdf

Best Practices in Diversion

NAPSA Performance Goals and Standards for Pretrial Diversion/Intervention 

No Entry: A National Survey of Criminal Justice Diversion Programs and Initiatives 

Data Management

Measuring for Results: Outcome and Performance Measures for Pretrial Diversion Field

Data Driven Justice Playbook: How to Develop a System of Diversion

Accessing Community Resources

Seven Treatment Issues in Pretrial and Diversion Settings - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (see pages 125 - 155) 

Identifying Existing Health Resources for Participants in Diversion Programs: A Resource Guide for Stakeholders

Collateral Consequences

Consequences of Conviction: Sanctions Beyond the Sentence Under Colorado Law 2014 Edition

National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction



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