Restorative programs are sometimes used to divert offenders from being charged (a decision made by the police or prosecutor) or tried (a decision made by the prosecutor or judge). These articles describe ways in which this is done, and discuss issues, benefits and limitations of diversion.

Community panel adult pre-trial diversion Supplementary evaluation

Source: (1999) Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington, Institute of Criminology.New Zealand has been exploring new models of justice to respond to victims, reduce recidivism, and enhance community safety. These models have been... Read More

"Diversion Project Matrix: A Report From Four Sites Examining the Court's Role in Diverting Families From Traditional Child Welfare Services Into Community-Based Programs."

Source: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Research report.The four sites are Hamilton County Juvenile Court in Cincinnati, Ohio; Family Court of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii; Superior Court of Santa Clara County in San Jose, CA.; ... Read More

Diversion: a central feature of the new child justice system.

Source: (2005) In Traggy Maepa, ed., Beyond Retribution: Prospects for Restorative Justice in South Africa. Monograph no. 111, February. Pretoria, South Africa: Institute for Security Studies, with the Restorative Justice Centre. Downloaded 9 Augu... Read More

Evaluating the SayStop Diversion Programme: Findings From the First Follow-up Study.

Source: (2002) University of Cape Town, Institute of Criminology and Dept. of Psychology. Down loaded 25 June 2003.This longitudinal study evaluates the outcomes and impact of the diversion programme developed and piloted on three occasions by SAY... Read More

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