Diversion

  1. Assisted Outpatient Treatment
  • Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT), also known as Kevin’s Law in Michigan, is a legal mechanism for providing outpatient treatment to some individuals living with serious mental illness (SMI) whose non-engagement in treatment places them at risk for negative outcomes. 
  • It is an evidence-based tool that promotes recovery, reduces harmful behavior, hospitalization and emergency room use. 
  • AOT works by compelling the person to receive treatment to prevent their condition from worsening and by formally committing the mental health system to provide treatment.  
  1. Co-Responder Initiative
  1. Jail and Detention Diversion
  1. Prosecutor’s Office – Pre-Sentencing Alternative
  1. Mental Health Access and Juvenile Justice Diversion
  1. Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)