About the Jail Diversion Program

Program History

Advocates launched the first Pre-Arrest Co-Responder Jail Diversion Program (JDP) in Massachusetts in 2003 at the Framingham Police Department. The model was successfully replicated in Marlborough (2008), Watertown (2011), Natick (2018), and offered on a regional basis in Ashland, Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton (2015), Hudson / Sudbury (2018), and Franklin / Medway.  In 2018, the new Co-Response Training and Technical Assistance center was launched to expand replication efforts throughout Massachusetts.