Thrive’s court clinic and jail diversion programs provide an alternative to prison to individuals who have been arrested for a crime and are experiencing a behavioral health issue. Jail diversion typically involves reduced or no jail time if an offender participates in a behavioral health program. The program provides offenders with the education and treatment they need to avoid future arrest.
Thrive’s Court Clinicians are located onsite and are readily available at all Rhode Island Courthouses. They provide psychiatric assessments, referrals and liaison services to individuals who have been identified by court personnel as candidates for jail diversion. Specialized services are provided to veterans and others who suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Defendants who are experiencing behavioral health symptoms are given a preliminary evaluation by a Thrive Clinician who evaluates their risk in their community and willingness to comply with the recommended diversion program. Recommended diversion programs could include one or a combination of any of the following, depending on the needs of the individual: outpatient mental health or substance abuse treatment, residential substance abuse treatment, a detox program, a crisis stabilization program, and/or inpatient hospitalization. A diversion program is often in lieu of spending time in jail and may become an order of the Court. Full compliance in the recommend program(s) is necessary for success.
For more information on this program, contact a Thrive Court Clinic representative at 401.822.6988.
Thrive’s Court Clinic & Diversion
222 Quaker Lane
Warwick, RI 02886