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Home Administration Court Services Mental Health Diversion Program
Home Administration Court Services Mental Health Diversion Program
Mental Health Diversion Program
The Mental Health Diversion Program is a post-arrest, pre-plea diversion program for those with unmet mental health needs, arrested for low level non-Victim Rights Act offenses in four pilot sites. After arrest, mental health screening and assessment identify participants to divert 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.

  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; 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

  Participating Counties

  6th Judicial District

  Archuleta
  La Plata
  San Juan

  8th Judicial District

  Jackson
  Larimer

  16th Judicial District

  Bent
  Crowley
  Otero

  20th Judicial District

  Boulder

Special Announcements

Quarterly Report Deadlines
April 30
July 31
October 31
January 31

Business Resources

Colorado MHDP

Mental Health Screens

More New Program Tools

Other Resources

Other State Judicial Criminal Justice Programs

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