The Cal-DSH diversion guidelines

Michael A. Cummings, Charles Scott, Juan Carlos Arguello, Ai Li W. Arias, Ashley M. Breth, Darci Delgado, Phil D. Harvey, Jonathan M. Meyer, Jennifer O'Day, Megan Pollock, George Proctor, Tiffany Rector, Benjamin Rose, Eric Schwartz, Helga Thordarson, Katherine Warburton, Stephen M. Stahl

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The Cal-DSH Diversion Guidelines provide 10 general guidelines that jurisdictions should consider when developing diversion programs for individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI) who become involved in the criminal justice system. Screening for SMI in a jail setting is reviewed. In addition, important treatment interventions for SMI and substance use disorders are highlighted with the need to address criminogenic risk factors highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-713
Number of pages13
JournalCNS Spectrums
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • diversion
  • incarceration
  • jail
  • risk-need-responsivity
  • serious mental illness
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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