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ADAPTING A SUBSTANCE ABUSE COURT
DIVERSION MODEL FOR FELONY
OFFENDERS WITH CO-OCCURRING
DISORDERS: INITIAL IMPLEMENTATION
Nahama Broner, Ph.D., Huy Nguyen, Anne Swern, J.D.,
and Stephen Goldﬁnger, M.D.
Treatment Alternatives for Dually Diagnosed (TADD) was developed to address
the need for criminal justice diversion of seriously mentally ill substance-using
felons and persistent misdemeanants. The population served by the TADD pro-
gram and key elements of the program are described, including identiﬁcation,
screening and assessment, specialized court processing and judicial oversight,
case management monitoring, joint case conferencing between community and
monitoring staff, enforcement, and key stakeholder collaboration. One hun-
dred and thirteen clients diverted by the TADD program were followed for
six months. A description is provided of these clients, the community services
Nahama Broner, Ph.D., is Senior Research Psychologist at Research Triangle Institute
(RTI) International and Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University, New York,
Huy Nguyen is Research Analyst at Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International,
New York, NY.
Anne Swern, J.D., is Counsel to the District Attorney, Kings County (NY) Ofﬁce of the
District Attorney, New York, NY.
Stephen Goldﬁnger, M.D., is Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Down-
state Medical Center, State University of New York, New York, NY.
Address correspondence to Nahama Broner, Ph.D., 113 University Place, Suite 1009,
New York, NY 10003; e-mail: email@example.com.
2003 Human Sciences Press, Inc.