Why recommend a Diversion Course?

We partner with Police Forces across the UK to prevent reoffending and reduce low level crimes related to substance use. Our partner Forces refer offenders onto a Diversion course - attendance on the course will result in cancellation of a Penalty Notice for Disorder (PND) or compliance with the terms of a conditional caution, community resolution or red card.

Course Details

Venues
Courses will be within your local area, held in a community venue which will be both accessible and appropriate. Courses are primarily held at weekends.

Trainers
All our trainers have a background in training or the criminal justice system. They understand their subject and can engage offenders effectively to get the best from the course. All our courses are evaluated by attendees and trainers are assessed by Druglink’s accreditation team.

Quality Standards
Druglink’s Diversion scheme has attained ISO 9001.

Identity Checks
We undertake checks on the day to ensure the identity of those attending.


Get in touch

For more information, click the button above to email us, or call us on 01923 271 783. You can also watch our short introductory video below.

Our Diversion Course

Our Drug and Alcohol Diversion courses are three hour educational courses. Our objectives are to drive education to prevent reoffending. By the end of each course attendees will:

    • Gain an understanding of drugs/ alcohol and the effects of usage
    • Know the physical and psychological harms of drugs and/ or alcohol
    • Be aware of the stages of addiction
    • Understand the link between alcohol/ possession of drugs and violence
    • Be aware of the laws and implications of having a criminal record
    • Understand the costs and impact of substance misuse to the wider society