Operating from the national Liaison and Diversion model, the Hampshire Liaison and Diversion service covers the South-East and South-West Hampshire areas and works from courts and custody suites in those areas. Two teams based in Portsmouth and Southampton provide services in Portsmouth Crown Court, Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court, Southampton Crown Court, and West Hampshire Magistrates’ Court in Southampton, as well as in custody suites in Portsmouth, Southampton, Fareham, Waterlooville and Lyndhurst.The service covers all ages and all vulnerabilities so that people who have committed or are at risk of committing offenses can be assessed and subsequently referred to and engaged in appropriate treatment and/or support services.
Courts, police and probation are provided with reports to assist with the management and disposal of defendants. By supporting people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, head injury or substance misuse problems to access treatment and support at an early point in the criminal justice pathway, offending behaviors will be reduced. We work closely with all health, social care and criminal justice agencies such as CAMHS, YOTs, Probation, court services.
This is an all age and all vulnerability service.
Someone must have committed or be suspected of committing an offence AND have a suspected vulnerability such as a learning disability, mental illness, substance misuse problem, head injury or autism.
Referrals can be made by telephone or by e-mail.
Portsmouth: Telephone 02392685005 or e-mail Portsmouth liaison and diversion (SNHS.HLDS-Ports@nhs.net)
Southampton: Telephone 02380835563 or e-mail Southampton Liaison and Diversion (firstname.lastname@example.org)