Source: (2004) The Howard Journal. 43(2):131-148.
Two post-charge criminal court diversion projects were recently launched in
Toronto, Canada. Individuals charged with criminal offences who meet strict criteria are
diverted from the criminal process in exchange for performing a community sanction.
Under this model, direct community involvement is critical to â€˜successâ€™. This study is
an evaluation of these projects, combining file data with the results of interviews with
the main participants. Results suggest that the projects are highly successful, and
that involved communities are highly supportive of the current form and structure of
post-charge diversion. (author’s abstract)
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