Community Behavioral Health

Prevention Network

Diversion Programs

Through this program, juveniles entering the criminal justice system due to an alcohol or drug related offense will be screened to identify whether they have a substance abuse problem. Depending on the information gained in this screening, the individual will either be referred to one of two levels of programming, the Primary Prevention Program (10 Hour) or the Intensive Prevention Program (30 Hour) level.

Each level of programming includes a family component and an early intervention strategy that educates the youth on alcohol and drug related issues as well as the law regarding adolescent's use of chemicals. The community based program utilizes private and public systems to focus on the issue of youth chemical use.

If it is determined the juvenile requires a more extensive level of services, they may be referred to either Intensive Outpatient Services or Intensive Inpatient Services.