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Report Details Nationwide Preliminary Findings of Adoption of Virtual Services in Judicially-Led Diversion Programs

The SAMHSA-funded Opioid Response Network, with efforts by its grantees, the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), Rulo Strategies, and Wayne State University, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice, has added a new report to their resources.

Adoption of Virtual Services in Judicially Led Diversion Programs: Preliminary Survey Findings is the first nationwide exploration of virtual services in judicially led diversion programs.  Since March 2020, public health measures designed to slow community spread of COVID-19, necessitated that practitioners in judicially led diversion programs quickly deliver services virtually to facilitate what had traditionally been in-person interactions.  

Released this month, the 43-page report highlights preliminary survey findings based on 500 respondents involved in judicially led diversion programs.  The survey respondents represent 298 unique judicially led diversion programs in forty states and territories and reflect the perspectives of practitioners from court operations, treatment and recovery support, and community supervision in November and December 2020.