RAND (Closed to Recruitment)
Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services aim to identify people experiencing mental health and substance misuse problems, and learning disabilities (among other vulnerabilities) as they pass through the criminal justice system to ensure that their health and other needs are known about and that they are referred to the appropriate services to address their needs.
NHS England has recently launched a National Model for L&D services to ensure people experiencing mental health problems/substance misuse/learning disabilities in the criminal justice system are provided for properly across the country.
The aim of this study is to assess whether the National Model for L&D has any impact on reconviction rates, diversion from the criminal justice system or the use of health services. The use of health services particularly is looking at; A&E, drug treatment, mental health treatment and outpatient services.
This study has now closed to recruitment.
Findings so far:
Study results are being collated and analysed.