What is this service?
The San Luis Obispo mental health diversion court is a pre-plea program that is designed to educate and promote the understanding of healing and wellness by providing an integrated treatment program. This program addresses the impact of mental health as well as substance abuse issues on the individual, family, and community by providing intensive outpatient treatment to support and encourage the client to make permanent healthy and positive changes by establishing a recovery-based lifestyle.
Who can use this service?
Individuals who are interested in this pre-plea program should have their attorney request Mental Health Diversion (MHDC) at their court hearing. The court will request a screening for the program and a judge will make determination if an individual meets the criteria.