Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service

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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). 

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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.

Locations:

  • Lincoln custody suite
  • Skegness custody suite
  • Boston custody suite
  • Grantham custody suite
  • Lincoln magistrates’ court
  • Boston magistrates’ court
  • And voluntary attendance locations.

Contact

LPFT.lincsCJLandD@nhs.net

LAT head office: 01522 806611

Useful links

Lincolnshire Action Trust

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