A Roadmap for Advancing Youth Diversion in Los Angeles County
Source: Countywide Criminal Justice Coordination Committee Youth Diversion Subcommittee & the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), People with Juvenile Justice System Involvement, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Post-discharge, Community Reentry
Diversion can take place at any point during a young person’s case. This report focuses on the earliest point of contact with the justice system–initial contact with law enforcement–in order to prevent involvement or increased involvement in the justice system and to better address youths’ underlying needs and support their development. The report offers a series of recommendations for the LA County juvenile justice system that may be adopted or adapted for other counties.