Referral Process

Candidates for the mental health diversion program are identified principally at the post-arrest stage while awaiting their first court appearance. All referrals should be directed to the State’s Attorney’s office. Simply call Jenn Bober at 401-638-3231 or email, ASA. Please include the defendant’s name and the case number of an open case.

Referrals may come from:
  • Court Commissioners
  • Pre-trial services
  • Detention Center Screeners
  • Detention Center Medical Staff
  • State’s Attorney’s Office
  • Public Defender’s Office
  • Judges
  • Probation Officers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Defendants
  • Family Members
  • Community Mental Health Providers