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Mapping of Active Criminal Justice Diversion Schemes for Those with Mental Health Problems in Scotland

Published: 2013

Gormley, C. (2013) 'Mapping of Active Criminal Justice Diversion Schemes for Those with Mental Health Problems in Scotland', SCCJR Report No. 05/13

Summary

The Scottish Association for Mental Health commissioned the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research to conduct a mapping exercise to identify the numbers and types of diversion schemes for people with mental health issues currently in operation throughout Scotland.

This research defines ‘diversionary practice’ in reference to formal and informal processes of assessing and identifying the needs of an accused person and diverting them from the criminal justice pathway as early as possible.