Data-Driven Justice Playbook: How to Develop a System of Diversion

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The Data-Driven Justice (DDJ) Playbook outlines six strategic steps communities can take when building a system that diverts high-utilizers from courts and jails to appropriate treatment and services in the community that can provide long-term stability to individuals’ health and social circumstances.  The six strategic steps include building community support, identifying the target population, creating a system-wide diversion strategy, creating linkages to service providers, delivering ongoing services effectively and leveraging available funding to support care and services.  In addition to providing communities with a roadmap to implement a DDJ system, the discussion draft highlights innovative practices, includes short case studies of effective local strategies and provides answers to questions about how to share health data and comply with HIPAA.

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