An overview of prosecutor-led diversion programs: A new incarnation of an old idea
Source: Justice System Journal
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People in Recovery from Substance Use, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders, Suicide Prevention
The article provides an overview of prosecutor led diversion programs in the past and currently. It describes an extent of 15 programs and provides requirements, eligibility, goals, and dispositions upon program completion. The authors critique the efficiency with which these programs met their intended outcomes.