The criminal justice outcomes of jail diversion programs for persons with mental illness: a review of the evidence.

  title={The criminal justice outcomes of jail diversion programs for persons with mental illness: a review of the evidence.},
  author={Frank Sirotich},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  volume={37 4},
  • Frank Sirotich
  • Published 2009 in
    The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry…
Diversion programs are initiatives in which persons with serious mental illness who are involved with the criminal justice system are redirected from traditional criminal justice pathways to the mental health and substance abuse treatment systems. This article is a review of the research literature conducted to determine whether the current evidence supports the use of diversion initiatives to reduce recidivism and to reduce incarceration among adults with serious mental illness with justice… CONTINUE READING

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