In April of 2022, the office of the Commonwealth's Attorney announced the Taking Root diversion program. Taking Root is an unprecedentedly expansive diversion offering run out of the Office.
"The focus of Taking Root will be to address a subset of cases where the individual has underlying issues that are the root cause of the behavior that led to criminal involvement."
- Commonwealth's Attorney Steve Descano
The services available to those deemed eligible for the program include case management, mental health assessments, referrals and compliance monitoring, substance abuse assessment referrals and compliance monitoring, vocation and education referrals, job skill training referrals, affordable housing, and more.