Set by the Safe Streets plan, these principles guide Everett's commitment to using effective programs and models to reduce recidivism.
These actions, put forward in the Safe Streets plan, are Everett's next steps in diversion to reduce recidivism.
The Mental Health Alternatives Program (MAP) is a therapeutic court that uses continuous and intense judicially supervised treatment and services to reduce repeated criminal activity. The purpose of therapeutic courts, sometimes referred to as mental health courts or drug courts, is to remove a defendant’s case(s) from the criminal trial track and allow the defendant the opportunity to obtain treatment services to address underlying issues that may have contributed to the conduct that led to their arrest.
Successful participation in the program can help break the cycle of arrest and release for some defendants, set them on a path to recovery and stability, and reduce the impact on the community.