Advances in Diversion Court Models for Individuals with Intellectual Disability
Keywords:Diversion courts, treatment courts, overrepresentation, intellectual disabilities and criminal justice
Diversion or treatment courts have a long track record of success in diverting people with mental health issues from prison into services, helping to prevent crises and violence. This opinion piece advocates for similar diversion programs that would support individuals with intellectual disabilities, who are overrepresented in the prison system, and applauds such a new service in Chester County, Pennsylvania, which is being launched to address this need.
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