Source: (1997) In Policing the transformation: Further issues in South Africa’s crime debate. Monograph no. 12 (April). Pretoria, South Africa: Institute for Security Studies.In this paper Muntingh focuses on diversion as a cornerstone for a future juvenile justice system in South Africa. He begins by tracing the emergence of various initiatives focused on juvenile justice issues in South Africa in the 1990s. This leads to clarification of the concept of diversion and engagement with problematic issues connected to diversion. Then Muntingh presents an overview of current diversion services in use in South Africa. He concludes with proposed guidelines for effective and equitable application of diversion throughout South Africa.