Right Person, Right Time, Right Response: Diversion in Practice

Past Event
October 14, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Eastern

In this fieldwide virtual discussion, experts from Policy Research Associates (PRA) and the CSG Justice Center share resources and facilitate a discussion to identify strategies and best practices—with and without law enforcement—for early responses at intercepts 0 and 1. Topics include collaboration, funding, adjusting response needs, and identifying more appropriate goals of support. Panelists from Athens-Clarke County, GA; Middlesex County, MA; and Pima County, AZ discuss community-led initiatives and involvement. They also talk about their experiences gaining buy-in from elected officials to prevent people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders from entering the criminal justice system.


  • Regina Huerter, Senior Project Associate, PRA (presenter)
  • Lisa Maye, Senior Project Associate, PRA (presenter)
  • Julia Kessler, Project Manager, Behavioral Health, CSG Justice Center (facilitator)
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