Jail Diversion

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.


Referrals are welcomed from Judges, Attorneys, Court, Mental Health Providers, Substance Abuse Providers, Jail Administrators, Central Iowa Community Services, Law Enforcement, Community and Family.

Diane Mindham, Jail Diversion Program Director

Diane Mindham is our Jail Diversion Program Director. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Buena Vista University and a Master of Public Administration from Drake University. Diane has over 30 years of experience working in human services and criminal justice fields.

Diane can be contacted the following ways:




Faith Repp, Jail Diversion Coordinator

Jill Robinson, Jail Diversion Case Manager

Jill joined Capstone in 2014. She has a degree in Criminal Justice. Jill assists individuals with mental illnesses that are involved in the criminal justice system with finding services and supports in the community.

Jill can be reached the following ways:



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