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.

Diversion in Austria: Empirical Data

Source: (2001) European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. 9(4): 291-298.In this issue Marianne Löschnig-Gspandl introduced the new legal regulations for diversion in Austria, which have been in force since 1 January 2000. Thus ... 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

"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 Programs for Adults

Source: (1997) Solicitor General, Canada. User Report No. 1997-05.This is a review of evaluated programs to divert adult offenders from further involvement with the criminal justice system. It focuses on "programmatic" diversion efforts and is org... Read More

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