A jail diversion program that works and saves the community money
Our Court to Community program is a jail diversion program designed to help both individuals with mental illness and substance abuse issues and the communities in which they live. People with histories of repeated misdemeanor arrests and court appearances resulting from their untreated mental illness are referred to the program by judges, public defenders and the Denver City Attorney’s Office. Participants are assigned a case manager to assist them in developing a treatment plan which commonly includes mental health and substance abuse treatment, counseling, medication management, stable housing and other services. Results show that the Mental Health Center of Denver’s Court to Community program is working:
Denver’s Road Home
Ending homelessness and restoring hope
The Mental Health Center of Denver has a contract with Denver’s Road Home, the city’s 10-year plan to end homelessness. Our referrals come to us through street outreach workers at St. Francis Center, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and Urban Peak. Along with these organizations, we are part of the Denver Street Outreach Collaborative with the Denver Police Department. Our team’s mission is to engage homeless adults with mental illnesses and get them connected to housing and other services as quickly as possible to help them move toward recovery.
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