Building community support is critical to creating successful strategies and initiatives that improve outcomes for high utilizers. Such strategies require support and collaboration from across the community, including law enforcement, behavioral health providers, housing and homelessness services, faith-based organizations, local businesses, advocates for people with lived experience and other local stakeholders and service providers. Strong community support maintains regular conversations and activities that aid the initiative and its goals.
The Data-Driven Justice (DDJ) Playbook outlines six strategic steps communities can take when building a system that diverts high-utilizers from courts and jails to appropriate treatment and services in the community that can provide long-term stability to individuals’ health and social circumstances. The six strategic steps include building co