Intervention for Substance Abusers at Risk for Overdose and Diversion for Low Level Offenses (2019)

Hocking County Prosecutor’s Office (Logan, OH)

Population: 28,264 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 4 | Contact Information

Through an Innovative Prosecution Solutions initiative, the Hocking County Prosecutor’s Office (HCPO) is developing a diversion program for individuals with substance abuse issues who have committed specified low-level criminal offenses and are in need of community-based substance abuse and behavioral health services as an alternative to incarceration.

The HCPO has partnered with Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime of Southeast Ohio to conduct eligibility screenings and manage participants’ counseling and treatment needs. HCPO is also working closely with the Hocking Overdose Partnership Endeavor (HOPE), a multidisciplinary opioid crisis response team, to connect individuals at risk for overdose, overdose survivors, and their families with substance abuse and behavioral health treatment providers and peer recovery specialists.