The objective of the Centre County District Attorney’s Behavioral Health Diversionary Initiative is to identify individuals with serious mental illnesses who are involved with the criminal justice system and redirect them from traditional criminal justice pathways to mental health treatment systems. By connecting these individuals to community-based treatment services, it is the goal of the program to reduce police contact and recidivism. By successfully completing the program, individuals avoid the consequences that lengthy criminal records can have on them when they reenter society and the workplace.
Centre County Mental Health (“CCMH”) serves individuals diagnosed with emotional disorders or mental illness through the provision of case management services. Administrative case management and blended case management services are provided to eligible residents of Centre County who request services. To request information, please call (814) 355-6786, press “0” to get an operator who can connect you with a mental health intake worker.