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CEPP Releases Series of Articles on Diversion


CEPP partnered with the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) to develop Diversion 101, a 12-part article series about diversion, or programs whose strategies are designed to help people avoid formal processing by the justice system. This series is intended to help define what diversion is, its purposes, and its processes. Visit our Resources section and filter by “Diversion” to access the article series, which addresses:

  • What diversion is and what it is not
  • The primary purposes of diversion
  • Whether diversion contributes to public safety
  • How the “what works” research can be used to determine who should be considered for diversion
  • The key justice system decision points at which diversion can take place
  • The principles that should guide diversionary efforts, and the research pertinent to diversion
  • The role of victims and victim service providers in establishing diversion options
  • The importance of engaging community in diversion programs
  • Performance measurement criteria for diversionary programs