Treatment Diversion Court
After 13 years, the Treatment Diversion Program is being revised to coordinate with the county’s behavior health model. The County’s new model began in January 2018 and planning is underway for a misdemeanor mental health court which will serve Fulton County Citizens in a pre-plea and post adjudication status.
FULTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT IS TRANSITIONING ITS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES TO A SET OF OUTSIDE PROVIDERS, WHICH HAVE BEEN SELECTED:
- River Edge Behavioral Health Center (www.river-edge.org) - will provide adult behavioral health services at three locations in Fulton County: North Fulton Service Center, Center for Health & Rehabilitation, & South Fulton Service Center
- Chris 180 (www.chris180.org) - Contracted to provide services for children & adolescents at the Oak Hill Child, Adolescent & Family Center, Fulton County Clubhouse for Youth, & Adamsville Health Center
- Odyssey Family Counseling Center (www.odysseycounseling.org) - scheduled to provide services for children & adolescents
All vendors will begin providing behavioral health services on January 1, 2017. Chris 180 will take over grant-funded services and the operations of the Fulton County Clubhouse for Youth beginning October 1, 2017. (For further details, check out the August News link in the News & Information section).
The transition will only impact adult behavioral health services, substance abuse services, jail diversion services and child & adolescent services. Fulton County residents with develop mental disabilities who receive services at the three training centers operated by the County will not be impacted by these changes.
To keep abreast of the latest news regarding the transition of services, please visit the "2017 Transition News" webpage. You can access the link from this page. To learn more about the history of the transition process that started in 2016, please access the web page hat says 2016 Transition News.