Effective diversion requires some up-front investment in dedicated liaison and diversion teams working in police stations and courts.
Mental ill health is very common among prisoners, but the use of prison can often be avoided if people are diverted early on in their contact with the justice system. We're finding ways to fix this.
Working with Revolving Doors, we mark 10 years since the launch of the Bradley Report on improving outcomes for people in the criminal justice system with mental health difficulties and learning disabilities
We welcome an announcement by the Government of an extra £12 million investment in Liaison & Diversion services, which support people with mental health problems in police stations and courts.
Information about a network for practitioners and managers of Liaison & Diversion services across London
Children who end up in custody have multiple needs, many of which go unrecognised and unmet. We've developed a new approach to fix this.
This week, a new book by Lord Layard and Professor David Clark sets out a call for a transformation in the way we think about mental health and the priority mental health care is given.
Centre for Mental Health has been investigating how liaison and diversion services can best identify and support people with multiple needs when they come into contact with the police and courts.
Keys to Diversion finds that the most successful liaison and diversion teams offer support for a wide range of a person’s needs, connect with local agencies and stay in touch with people after they have been referred on.