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Mental Health Diversion Program

The Mental Health Diversion Program is a joint effort between the Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC) and the Johnson County District Attorney; the City of Olathe Prosecutor; and the City of Overland Park Prosecutor. The Mental Health Diversion program may be available to clients struggling with Serious Mental Illness (SMI). The objective of the program is to directly support clients with their mental health treatment through a provider with JCMHC in lieu of further prosecution for their offense.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A mental health diversion application must be filled out and turned into the appropriate court
  • Candidate must meet JCMHC’s criteria for functional level of care (SPMI, PRE, or SED)
  • Meet JCMHC’s residency requirements
  • Be willing to participate in all aspects of mental health treatment as guided by JCMHC
  • Maintain a Release of Information between JCMHC and the respective entity for diversion

Please contact the city or office of the District Attorney for more details regarding eligibility requirements.

Phone Numbers:

Johnson County District Attorney- 913-715-3114

Olathe Prosecutor- 913-971-6742

Overland Park Prosecutor- 913-327-6870


Johnson County resident

Out-of-County resident

Currently, applications for Mental Health Diversion are available online. You may also pick up an application at the DA's Office (150 W Santa Fe St, Olathe KS, 66061). For more information please call 913-715-3114.


All questions regarding the mental health diversion program should be directed to the city prosecutor’s office or Johnson County District Attorney. Any questions about your legal situation should be shared with your legal representative. JCMHC does not provide legal advice nor determines final eligibility for the diversion programs. The final determination of eligibility for mental health diversion will be at the discretion of the city prosecutor or the district attorney.

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