New School-Based Diversion Initiative Evaluation

We are proud to announce that beginning Spring 2022, Drs. Beth Russell and Preston Britner will collaborate with CT Children’s Health and Development Institute to evaluate the state-wide School-Based Diversion Initiative (SBDI). The multisystemic SBDI intervention seeks to support positive outcomes for high-risk youth by reducing involvement in the Department of Justice, reducing school-based mobile crisis team referrals, and reduce disciplinary infractions in the educational system. These goals are pursued through professional development training in the school system that promotes trauma-informed and restorative practices.