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Home Administration Court Services Mental Health Diversion Program
Mental Health Diversion Program
The Mental Health Diversion Program (MHDP) is a pre-plea pilot diversion program for those with unmet mental health needs, arrested for low level non-Victim Rights Act offenses. Program candidates undergo mental health screening and assessment. Participants are diverted from routine criminal case processing to mental health and/or psychiatric treatment. Successful completion of the six-month diversion period requires no new criminal charges and initiation of treatment. The outcome for successful participation is dismissal or non-filing of criminal charges. Each local program determines eligible offenses, and eligibility criteria.

  Target
  Population

 

  Adults with unmet mental health needs,
  arrested for low level, non-VRA criminal
  offenses

  Program
  Services

  Mental health screening and assessment
  Mental health treatment
  Psychiatric treatment
  Case management

  Participant
  Benefits

  Access to treatment
  Dismissed charges
  Employment, housing and family stability

  Community
  Benefits

  Reduced jail overcrowding
  Incarceration and prosecution cost savings
  Increased community safety

  Authority

  SB 18-249, SB 19-211, HB 20-1393

  C.R.S. §18-1.3-101.5 

  Contact

  Kara Martin
  kara.martin@judicial.state.co.us
  720.625.5963

Pilot Sites

  Pilot Judicial District and

Program Contact

  Participating Counties

  6th Judicial District, Brian Miller

  Brian.Miller@co.laplata.co.us

(Operations suspended as of 7/1/2020)

  Archuleta
  La Plata
  San Juan

  8th Judicial District, Necole Hampton hamptonl@co.larimer.co.us

(Operations suspended as of 7/1/2020)

  Jackson
  Larimer

  16th Judicial District, Kassie Martin

  kmartin@da16co.gov

(Operations suspended as of 7/1/2020)

  Bent
  Crowley
  Otero

  20th Judicial District, Mary McKenzie

  mmckenzie@bouldercounty.org

  Boulder

Special Announcements

If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis, contact Colorado Crisis Services by texting “TALK” to 38255 or call 1-844-493-8255.

https://coloradocrisisservices.org/

MHDP Operations Suspended

As of July 1, 2020 and until further notice, MHDP pilot programs in the 6th, 8th and 16th Judicial Districts have lost funding and suspended operations due to the statewide budget crisis. Operations continue in the 20th Judicial District.

FY19 Annual Report

Quarterly Report Deadlines
April 30
July 31
October 31
January 31

Business Resources

Public Defenders

http://www.coloradodefenders.us/offices/

Colorado MHDP

Mental Health Screens

More New Program Tools

Other Resources

Other State Judicial Criminal Justice Programs

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