Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services identify people who have mental health, learning disability, substance misuse or other vulnerabilities when they first come into contact with the criminal justice system as suspects, defendants or offenders.
Touchstone is a delivery partner with Wakefield Council along with:
The service, which is funded by NHS England, works with vulnerable adults and young people who come into contact with the criminal justice system, with the aim of diverting individuals away from crime and into health, social care or other support organisations.
The service can then support people through the early stages of criminal justice system pathway, refer them for appropriate health or social care or enable them to be diverted away from the criminal justice system into a more appropriate setting, if required.
The team works collaboratively with individuals and services to reduce risk factors associated with offending through providing short-term support and signposting service users to longer term support. We focus on the causes of individual behaviours, identifying needs, providing holistic person-centred support and supporting individuals to move into education and employment opportunities.
The contract provides an opportunity to build on our reputation nationally and regionally as an effective and high quality provider of Liaison and Diversion services. Touchstone is a major partner and recruits to a number of vital jobs across West Yorkshire.
Leeds Liaison and Diversion Team
Leeds District Police HQ, Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 8BU
0113 385 9423
Bradford Liaison and Diversion Team
Trafalgar House Police Station, 58 Nelson Street, Bradford, BD5 0DZ
Wakefield Liaison and Diversion Team
Normanton Town Hall, Block C, High Street, Normanton, WF6 2DZ
Kirklees Liaison and Diversion Team
Huddersfield Police Station, Castlegate, Huddersfield, HD1 2NJ
Calderdale Liaison and Diversion Team
Elsie Whitely Innovation Centre, Hopwood Lane, Halifax, HX1 5ER
Education, Training & Employment / Peer Support & Coproduction Team
2nd Floor, Dewsbury Business Centre, 13 Wellington Road East, Dewsbury, WF13 1HF
For more information please visit: Liaison and Diversion Service West Yorkshire Main Website