Prosecutorial Diversion Programming Collaboration: Early Intervention through Reentry

Past Event
November 9, 2022, 2:00- 3:30pm , Eastern

Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance 

This interactive webinar will focus on developing key strategies for diversion programs that target people with mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders who encounter the criminal justice system. Attendees will learn directly from a Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) grantee who partners with prosecutors in a crisis stabilization unit program. A representative from the Buncombe County (NC) Reentry program and the district attorney’s office will discuss key services and resources for their reentry program. These practitioners will also address the planning and implementation processes, from collaboration to data collection and sharing to funding and sustainability. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share experiences and expertise on utilizing diversion strategies to improve the health and quality-of-life outcomes for specialized program participants and their communities.  


  • David LeBlanc, Staff Attorney, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys 
  • Todd Williams, District Attorney, Buncombe County, North Carolina 
  • Demetrius Thomas, Deputy Program Director, Behavioral Health, CSG Justice Center 

Event recording

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