Jail Diversion Program

Apr 1, 2005

The city of Dubuque, Iowa, was nominated to the 2005 ICMA Annual Awards Program for its role in the Jail Diversion Program. This narrative describes the Dubuque County Jail Diversion Program, which was established to provide alternatives to incarceration for persons with mental health disorders, in order to break the cycle of repeated entry into the criminal justice system. Includes measurable outcomes of the program and lessons learned during the planning, implementation, and analysis stages.

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