This webinar identifies strategies that have worked to engage all the key stakeholders necessary to support an effective school-based diversion initiative. Participants learn about messages and efforts that have been successful in bringing law enforcement, schools, families, and service providers together to meet the behavioral health needs of youth without referral to the juvenile justice system.


  • Provide concrete suggestions on how to effectively engage the four key stakeholder groups critical to the success of a school-based diversion program
  • Share knowledge about the unique needs of each stakeholder group
  • Provide information about how each group is best engaged

Faculty include:

  • Kevin Bethel (Stoneleigh Fellow and former Deputy Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department)
  • David Gollsneider (Supervisor of Special Education, Meriden Public Schools)
  • Susan Graham (Family Engagement Specialist); and
  • JoAnne Malloy (Clinical Assistant Professor, Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire).

This webinar is an appropriate learning opportunity for professionals in a variety of settings, including schools, community behavioral health services, law enforcement, child welfare, and juvenile justice.