Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service
Thames Valley Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion (CJLD) Service provides improved access to healthcare and support services for vulnerable young people who come into contact with the criminal justice system and are pre-sentence.
The CJLD service is an assessment and signposting service. This means that we don’t provide treatment or intervention directly; our team of Support Time & Recovery workers help vulnerable young people, with a range of complex needs, access appropriate health and social care systems.
Once you’ve been referred into our service, we can provide support to help you reduce any health inequalities, improve your physical and mental health, tackle your offending behaviour (including substance misuse) and reduce your chances of reoffending.
This could involve liaising with your GP, registering you with a GP if you don’t have one or referring you to other health professionals for Mental Health Act assessments.
Once you are referred, we assess your vulnerabilities, identify your needs and put plans in place to support you. With your consent, we can also share your health information with the criminal justice system to help decision makers choose the most appropriate criminal justice option for you.
Abingdon, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Banbury, Maidenhead and Loddon Valley
0300 365 5555
Oxford, Banbury, High Wycombe, Slough and Reading)
0300 365 5555
Contact information for different counties
Berkshire : BKS-TR.firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxfordshire : Oxfordhealth.oxfordYJLD@NHS.net
Buckinghamshire : Oxfordhealth.oxfordYJLD@NHS.net
Our service is open to anyone who comes into contact with the criminal justice system. You can refer yourself or you can be referred by any agency or individual. The only exclusions are for people not involved with criminal justice, people who have already been sentenced or people currently receiving a care package such as those offered by the Community Mental Health teams (CMHTs).
We respond to referrals within five days. And, as we’re present within magistrates courts and custody suits, we respond to the majority of referrals immediately.