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Framework examines behavioral health crisis diversion facilities

Individuals with behavioral health needs often find themselves involved with law enforcement or in hospital emergency rooms during times of crisis. Health Management Associates (HMA) has released a model framework examining a third option for care – Crisis Diversion Facilities.

The framework includes a reportBehavioral Health Crisis and Diversion from the Criminal Justice System: A Model for Effective Community Responsea guidebook, A Community Guide for Development of a Crisis Diversion Facility: A Model for Effective Community Response to Behavioral Health Crisisand a policy briefThis project was led by HMA Principal Bren Manaugh and supported by Arnold Ventures as part of a larger opioid and mental health response initiative.