Join us to learn more about Fairfax County's award-winning program, Diversion First. Supervisor John Cook of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will present.
Diversion First offers alternatives to incarceration for people with mental illness or developmental disabilities who come into contact with the criminal justice system for low level offenses. The goal of Diversion First is to intercede whenever possible to provide people with assessment, treatment or other needed supports. People needing diversion may also have a substance use disorder, which often co-occurs with mental illness.