One of the core components of an effective pre-arrest diversion program is a comprehensive needs assessment to identify needs that may have contributed to criminal involvement in an offense. This is particularly the case with individuals who have a substance use or mental health condition with the goal of providing an opportunity for early intervention. Access to services introduces an opportunity for early intervention that can initiate change.
Linking all participants to high quality and individually tailored services that are specifically designed to address their unique needs offers a unique pathway to behavior change.
Access to Services
Tailoring Crisis Response and Pre-Arrest Diversion Models for Rural CommunitiesView Resource
Carlos R. Martinez
Promising Practices for Pre-Arrest Diversion ProgramsView Resource
National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)