Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service


The Red House, Oakapple Lane, Maidstone, ME16 9NW

What we do

CJLDS provides early identification and screening of vulnerable people of all ages within the criminal justice system. The team adopts a multi-disciplinary approach consisting of nurses, social workers, a youth specialist, a speech and language therapist, consultants, psychology and support workers. The service screens for all health and social vulnerabilities that may be contributing to increased contact with the criminal justice system. The team, where appropriate, will support individuals through the criminal justice system and where eligible, provide follow up in the community to support access to services and resources to meet their identified needs.