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Dec 01, · 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 Cited by:
(SOURCE: MORE MENTALLY ILL PERSONS ARE IN JAILS AND PRISONS THAN HOSPITALS: A Survey of the States, Treatment Advocacy Center, ) Criminal Diversion in Texas Criminal justice officials are responding to the criminalization of individuals with innovative programs designed to divert individuals with severe mental illness away from the criminal.
These programs help people with mental illness who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless find and keep housing. To learn more about these programs, visit the adult mental health housing page. Permanent Supportive Housing Program helps people 18 and older who are at high risk of becoming.