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Liaison and Diversion Programme - Key Aims

 

Our key aims are to support the roll out of liaison and diversion services for offenders, subject to business case, by 2014. Diversion services will cover courts and police custody suites and will:

 

  • Be open and accessible to all offenders whether adult men, women, children or young people, whether they have learning disability, personality disorder, substance misuse, mental health issues or other vulnerabilities.
  • Ensure that wherever offenders are in the criminal justice system, their health needs are known, enabling the police and courts to make informed decisions about charging and sentencing.
  • Ensure that wherever offenders are in the criminal justice system, their health needs are known and provided for by appropriate treatment services.
  • Divert offenders from the CJS when appropriate.