Mental Health conditions frequently overlap with neurodivergent conditions, particularly, unfortunately, when handling cases in the criminal justice system. Adverse Neurodivergent presentations impact across the process. For some, simply coping during a police investigation, staying alive, managing to carry on is enough. The neurodivergent condition might be relevant to the investigation process, the use of an appropriate adult or intermediary, the conduct of interviews and more.  The neurodivergent condition might be relevant to the outcome of any investigation, in terms of whether someone should be diverted towards a caution or other local resolution.  A neurodivergent condition might be relevant to managing the court process.   Attending court is difficult for most people, but adaptations are available and can and should be deployed to make the process the best it can be. Not least, a neurodivergent condition may well be relevant to a sentencing process and the impact of a particular sentence. 

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