Michael Rempel, Melissa Labriola, Priscillia Hunt, Robert C. Davis, Warren A. Reich, and Samantha Cherney
In recent years, a growing number of prosecutors have established pretrial diversion programs, either pre-filing or post-filing. Participating defendants must complete assigned treatment, services, or other diversion requirements. If they do, the charges are typically dismissed. With funding from the National Institute of Justice, the current study examined 16 prosecutor-led diversion programs in 11 jurisdictions across the country and conducted impact evaluations of five programs and cost evaluations of four programs.
Longitudinal study, Secondary data analysis, Interviews, Focus groups, Observation / Participant observation
Rempel, M., Labriola, M., Hunt, P., Davis, R., Reich, W., & Cherney, S. (2017). NIJ’s multisite evaluation of prosecutor-led diversion programs: Strategies, impacts, and cost-effectiveness. Center for Court Innovation. https://www.policinginstitute.org/publication/nijs-multisite-evaluation-of-prosecutor-led-diversion-programs-strategies-impacts-and-cost-effectiveness/
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