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Date(s) - 11/09/2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am

MVLE Community Center

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Join us for our Diversion First Panel on Wednesday, November 9 from 10:00-11:00am, at the MVLE Community Center. Representatives from Fairfax County Government will be joining MVLE to discuss the county’s Diversion First program.

This event is open to the general public. If you would like to attend please register with Sarah Caldwell at Sarah.Caldwell@mvle.org.

Panelists include:
Chairman Sharon Bulova
Lieutenant Ryan Morgan (Fairfax County Police Department)
PFC Janelle Colie (Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office)
Captain Kimberly Hood (Fire & Rescue)
Dan Cronnell (Community Services Board)

The event will be hosted at MVLE’s Community Center:
7400 Fullerton Road, Suite 110
Springfield, VA 22153

Diversion First offers alternatives to incarceration for people with mental illness or developmental disabilities, who come into contact with the criminal justice system for low level offenses. The goal is to intercede whenever possible to provide assessment, treatment or needed supports. People needing diversion may also have a substance use disorder, which often co-occurs with mental illness. Diversion First is designed to prevent repeat encounters with the criminal justice system, improve public safety, promote a healthier community and is a more cost effective and efficient use of public funding.
You can learn more about the Diversion First program here- http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/diversionfirst/