Mental Health Diversion Program
The Solara Program in San Diego efficiently and effectively provides vital treatment and resources to individuals, who suffer from mental health issues, to avert legal penalties and other associated long-term ramifications that accompany criminal records.
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Mental Health Diversion Program

Solara Mental Health Pre-Trial Diversion Program has provisioned the highest level of structured and monitored treatment to multiple clients, who have successfully completed their diversion treatment requirements.

Solara Mental Health

  • Comprehensive Evidenced-Based Model and Program
  • Designated a ‘Trusted’ Diversion Program and Facility

Program Services

(Pre-admission to the program)
1.  Threshold Report and/or Statement from our qualified mental health experts affirming that treatment through our diversion program would be effective and will address the motivating criminal behavior 

(Upon admission to the program)
2.  Formulation and implementation of a comprehensive Long-Term Treatment Plan of up to 2 year’s duration 

3.  Provision of regular Reports to the court of the defendant’s participation and compliance in the treatment program during the diversion process

4.  Provision of regular Psychological Assessments/Tests that evidence symptom reduction and global improvement

(Post-discharge)
5.  Continuing Case Management and Correlation with attorneys and the court

Program Benefits

  1. Highest Evidence-Based Success Rates of any comparable program
  1. Highly Reputed, Experienced, JCAHO Accredited Program and Facility 
  1. Private and Semi-Private Studios in Gated Residential Campus
  1. Individual Therapy Focus with PhD and Masters Level Clinicians
  1. Supportive Therapies (TMS; Bio-Feedback; Breathworks) On Site

The Solara Mental Health Diversion Program is immensely beneficial to individuals, who suffer from mental health issues, by enabling them to obtain the proper treatment and support resources they truly need, while averting the consequences of legal penalties and associated long-term ramifications that accompany criminal records.

Mental Health Diversion Program

Questions and Answers

1. What is Mental Health Diversion?

Mental Health Diversion is a legal process that allows qualifying criminal defendants to avert legal penalties by participating in mental health treatment when they are accused of certain felonies and misdemeanors. 

Diversion may be requested at any point in a criminal procedure, before the defendant is sentenced.

2.  What are the requirements for Mental Health Diversion?

Both misdemeanor and felony defendants can be considered for mental health diversion.  The court may only approve a diversion program if all of the following conditions apply:

  1. The defendant has a documented mental health condition other than antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, or pedophilia
  2. The defendant’s mental disorder is evidenced to have played a significant role in the commission of the charged offense
  3. A qualified mental health expert affirms that the defendant would respond positively to mental health treatment
  4. The defendant waives his/her right to a speedy trial
  5. The defendant agrees to comply with mental health treatment 
  6. The court is satisfied that the defendant will not pose any unreasonable risk of danger to public safety

3.  What Mental Health Disorders Qualify for Diversion

To qualify the defendant must have a condition listed in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). 

Most illnesses qualify, including:

However, defendants with the following diagnosed disorders are NOT eligible for mental health diversion: 

  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Pedophilia

4.  How Long Does Diversion Treatment Last?

Mental health diversion treatment may last up to a maximum of two (2) years.  It may consist of inpatient and outpatient treatment

5.  Are Mental Health Diversion Participants Dangerous?

The presiding judge must be satisfied that the defendant will not pose an unreasonable risk of danger to public safety.  The judge may consider any relevant factors, including:

  • The opinion of the district attorney
  • The opinion of the defendant’s lawyer
  • The opinion of a qualified mental health expert
  • The defendant’s criminal history and history of violence (if any)
  • The severity of the charged offense

6.  What happens when Diversion Treatment is complete?

When the defendant successfully completes the treatment program, the court will dismiss the charge.  A defendant is considered to have successfully completed a program when he or she:

  1. Has substantially complied with the requirements of diversion
  2. Has avoided significant new violations of law unrelated to the defendant’s mental health condition
  3. Has a plan in place for long-term mental health care  
  4. Upon a defendant’s successful completion of mental health diversion, the charges against the defendant will be dismissed. The arrest will be sealed.  For most purposes, it will be as if the arrest and prosecution had never happened.

What Our Clients Are Saying

J. Friedman

I highly endorse Solara’s pre-trial diversion program. My client’s time in treatment there was exceedingly effective and resulted in everything intended, relative to his own healing, as well as his legal issues.

Solara Mental Health
2020-03-09T21:34:13+00:00
I highly endorse Solara’s pre-trial diversion program. My client’s time in treatment there was exceedingly effective and resulted in everything intended, relative to his own healing, as well as his legal issues.
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