Criminal Justice Diversion

Jun 2, 2021


Welcome to Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank's Criminal Justice Diversion program, where we aim to utilize community support to aid rehabilitation for individuals involved in the criminal justice system. Our program focuses on providing a supportive environment and resources necessary for successful reintegration into society.

Understanding Criminal Justice Diversion

Criminal Justice Diversion is a proactive approach that seeks to divert individuals away from the traditional criminal justice system and towards rehabilitation and community support services. The goal is to break the cycle of repeat offenses by addressing the underlying causes of criminal behavior and providing individuals with the tools and opportunities needed to lead productive lives.

Our Approach

At Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank, we understand that lasting change requires a holistic approach. Our Criminal Justice Diversion program combines various elements to ensure comprehensive support for participants:

1. Individualized Case Management

Each participant in our program is assigned a dedicated case manager who works closely with them to develop a personalized plan for their rehabilitation journey. Our case managers are experienced professionals who provide guidance, connect participants with necessary resources, and help them set and achieve realistic goals.

2. Behavioral and Mental Health Services

We recognize the importance of addressing underlying behavioral and mental health issues that may contribute to criminal behavior. Our program offers access to licensed therapists and counselors who provide individual and group therapy sessions, substance abuse counseling, and support for mental health disorders.

3. Job Training and Employment Assistance

Securing stable employment is crucial for successful reintegration into society. We collaborate with local businesses and organizations to provide job training programs, vocational skills development, and assistance with job placement. By equipping participants with valuable skills, we enhance their chances of finding gainful employment and reducing the risk of recidivism.

4. Educational Opportunities

Education plays a vital role in breaking the cycle of criminal behavior. Our program offers educational opportunities such as GED preparation courses, literacy programs, and access to scholarships for higher education. By empowering participants through education, we open doors to better career prospects and improved self-esteem.

5. Housing Assistance

Stable housing is a crucial factor in successful rehabilitation. We work closely with local housing authorities and nonprofit organizations to ensure participants have safe and affordable housing options. Our program provides assistance with rental deposits, transitional housing, and ongoing support to help participants maintain stable housing.

The Impact

The Criminal Justice Diversion program at Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank has had a significant positive impact on our participants and the community as a whole. By focusing on rehabilitation rather than punishment, we have witnessed:

  • Reduced recidivism rates
  • Improved community safety
  • Increased employment opportunities
  • Enhanced social integration
  • Empowered individuals

Get Involved

Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank believes in the power of community support in facilitating successful criminal justice diversion. You can make a difference by:

  • Volunteering your time and expertise
  • Donating to support our programs
  • Becoming a partner organization
  • Advocating for criminal justice reform

Together, we can create a society that prioritizes rehabilitation and offers second chances to individuals who have made mistakes. Join us in making a lasting impact through Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank's Criminal Justice Diversion program.