Mental Health Court Lowers Participants’ Likelihood of Recidivism by 51%
A 2013 study published by the American Psychological Association found that defendants who successfully completed the DC. Mental Health Diversion Court were “approximately 51% less likely to recidivate,” less likely to be rearrested, and had a longer time between disposition and rearrest in the year following their participation. Defendants who participated in the Mental Health Diversion Court but did not graduate were “one fourth less likely to be rearrested”.
The study, conducted by North Carolina State University