Communities seeking to connect addicted individuals to substance use disorder treatment services may arrive at the seminal question, "Divert to what?" Further, trouble accessing adequate and appropriate quality treatment poses an enormous barrier to fully implementing diversion processes.
This webinar will describe the components of a robust network of treatment services, strategies for expanding access to treatment services, and several key elements of capacity to meet the demand for services in a community. Work of this sort relies heavily on ongoing collaboration among providers, law enforcement, and community partners to be effective.
The webinar will also explore the challenges and successes that the Gateway Foundation and collaborators encountered in developing and implementing the "A Way Out" law enforcement diversion program in Lake County, Illinois, in which individuals may self-refer for treatment services via the local police department.
- Amanda Auerbach, Manager of Project Planning and Implementation, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities; and
- Karen Wolownik Albert, Executive Director, Gateway Foundation.