Is Mental Health Diversion Available in Juvenile Court?

Mental Health Diversion, a relatively new program available at Penal Code § 1001.36, is a long-overdue way for folks who commit crimes due to mental health issues to get the mental health treatment needed to prevent committing the crime again. Is such a program available for a juvenile offender? If so, are there additional requirements? To read a short article about mental health diversion being available in juvenile court, please click on the following link.

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