Jail Diversion Program

South Shore Mental Health Jail Diversion Clinician
Melissa Bickler, LMHC
(617) 745-5886
Monday – Friday, 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM

The Jail Diversion clinician accompanies police personnel to perform crisis evaluations in an effort to minimize individuals with mental illness from entering the criminal justice system. Melissa is a licensed mental health clinician and is able to provide brief counseling to families and individuals in crisis that may need other avenues of help to include mental health and substance abuse treatment providers. In addition, she works closely with South Shore Mental Health and other community treatment providers in order to provide support and quick referrals as needed. Lastly, Melissa is able to assist with support and resource information on mental health, substance abuse, victim assistance or crisis referral. Our program was featured on WCVB Channel 5.

Melissa Bickler