The Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion (CJL&D) service began operating on 1 April 2020.
The service provides support for vulnerable people when they first come into contact with the criminal justice system.
The entry point to the service is when an individual comes into contact with the police (or other authority investigating criminal activity) under suspicion of having committed a criminal offence and is identified as having a potential vulnerability and will be available at the point of need.
The service is commissioned by NHS England/Improvement, and provided in partnership by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) and Lincolnshire Action Trust (LAT).
LAT is a registered charity which provides advice, guidance and advocacy to individuals across the nine reducing reoffending pathways (see below).
The service is:
7 days a week, 365 days a year
Underpinned by service level agreements with all local health, criminal justice, social care and housing providers to facilitate supported access to their services.