Criminal Justice

West Mercia DIVERT Bookings

DIVERT™ is Cranstoun’s pre-arrest drug diversion programme for those caught by the police in possession of small quantities of a controlled substance. Its aim is to educate individuals to make informed choices about their drug use and is available via Outcome 22. DIVERT™ provides an alternative to arrest and a pathway into meaningful early interventions for people at risk of drug-related harm.

Services offered:

  • Drug-specific harm reduction advice
  • Economic and lifestyle impact of drug use
  • Harm reduction – needle exchange
  • Naloxone advice and dispensing
  • Tailored individual advice and support
  • Police/community relations

West Mercia DIVERT™ covers the whole force area:

  • Shropshire
  • Herefordshire
  • Worcestershire
  • Telford & Wrekin

Youth Community Resolutions/Outcome 22
Please note: Direct access to DIVERT™ for under 18s is only available for a first Outcome 22. If the individual has already had an Outcome 22 please refer them to the Joint Decision Making Panel.

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Pre-arrest Drug Diversion Programme (DIVERT)

Pre-arrest Drug Diversion Programme (DIVERT)

Bookings are open to West Mercia Police Response, Neighbourhood, PPU, Force CID, Force Support teams.

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