Municipal Courts: An Effective Tool for Diverting People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders from the Criminal Justice System

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA), HHS Publication No. (SMA)-15-4929, 2015

From the abstract:
Examines the opportunities and challenges associated with municipal court diversion, and outlines elements for effective practice: identification and screening; court-based clinician; recovery-engagement strategies; and proportional response.