Mental Health Diversion Effects of Mandated vs. Non-Mandated Strategies
This article summarizes the key findings from the quasi-experimental 12-month comparison study of a New York City-wide diversion program that targets jail detainees with co-occurring serious mental illness and alcohol and/or drug abuse or dependence. The study addresses the effect of mandated vs. non-mandated diversion, treatment, and individual client characteristics on a number of criminal justice, mental health, substance use, and service use outcomes.
Broner, N., Mayrl, D., & Landsberg, G. (2005). Mental Health Diversion: Effects of Mandated vs. Non-Mandated Strategies. Offender Substance Abuse Report, 5(3), 33-37.