The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) funds community based organizations to provide an array of education, counseling and urine monitoring services to clients diverted from the criminal justice system by Superior Court and Court of Common Pleas drug court judges.
Drug Court diversion programs funded by DSAMH offer psycho-educational and outpatient counseling services to offenders. Diversion program participants who are determined to need more intense levels of treatment are referred to other programs, in the same or another agency, that provide the appropriate level of care for criminal justice referred clients. All programs providing services to drug court diversion clients must be licenced by DSAMH and comply with all DSAMH operational standards.
Diversion programs for offenders from Superior Court are designed to last a minimum of six months but may be longer depending upon client engagement and need. Diversion programs for offenders from the Court of Common Pleas are designed to last a minimum of 14 weeks but may be longer depending upon client engagement and need.
The Diversion programs perform intake assessments, ongoing urinalysis, educational groups, counseling and case management services.
The Treatment Access Center (TASC) coordinates and monitors all drug court diversion programs that are funded by DSAMH. All offenders diverted by Superior Court and Court of Common Pleas will be assigned to a case manager. The case manager will be the liaison between the program and the drug court, TASC and other agencies/programs with which the client may be involved.
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