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Posted on: July 5, 2023

Commissioners Approve $16M in Funding for Mental Health Diversion Center

The Bucks County Commissioners today approved $16 million for construction of the county’s long-awaited mental health diversion center.

Set to occupy the former site of the Bucks County Women’s Community Corrections Center in Doylestown Township, the Diversion, Assessment, Rehabilitation and Treatment Center will serve people in the criminal justice system who are suffering from mental illness.  

The five contracts approved during Wednesday’s regular public meeting by a unanimous vote of the Bucks County Commissioners represent the project’s final major hurdles before work can begin later this summer.

Funds for the project have been allocated from federal and state grants and funding streams, including the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  

Demolition of the former women’s center was completed early this year.

The County plans to break ground on the project in the coming weeks.

Media Contact: James O’Malley, 215-348.6414, [email protected]

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