The Jail Diversion Program is available to individuals in Jasper and Poweshiek Counties who are in contact with the criminal justice system because of a mental health or co-occurring disorder. Participation in the Jail Diversion Program is voluntary. Individuals should have the ability and willingness to participate in and receive assistance from the program and agree to develop and work on identified goals.
Jail Diversion Program staff are able to assist with locating housing, applying for food assistance/community assistance programs, assistance in locating employment, budgeting, ensuring appropriate medical and behavioral health care is in place, promoting independent living skills and identifying and intervening where there are gaps in care, and strengthening natural supports. Staff also provide goal-related transportation.