IN-PERSON: Court-Supervised Treatment or Criminal Prosecution?

  • Health
  • Criminal
  • Community Education/Outreach
  • Training (non-CLE)

Mental illness often plays a role in crime. As a result, California recently enacted laws designed to allow many defendants charged with a crime committed as a result of a mental illness to avoid criminal prosecution by undergoing a court-supervised treatment plan instead. In this class, learn who is eligible for Mental Illness Diversion Programs and how the process works.

Class covers:
• Advantages of mental illness diversion over prosecution for defendants, victims, and the community
• Which types of charged crimes are eligible for mental illness diversion
• Eligible mental illnesses, how they must be diagnosed, and what role they must have played in the commission of the charged crime
• How to request mental illness diversion
• Elements of a typical treatment plan, length of plan, and how court supervision works
Presented by:
David Katz, Katz & Associates (

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