Liaison & Diversion (L&D) Services work to identify vulnerable adults and young people when they first come into contact with the criminal justice system, often through being held in police custody. L&D navigators assess the persons needs and, where possible direct them to the appropriate health and social care services.
The service helps to support the individual through the early stages of the Criminal Justice System. It also provides an opportunity to identify any additional needs the individual may have and for which they may not be currently receiving support. The aim is to improve health outcomes for people, help to divert people from reaching crisis point and to reduce reoffending.