We promote evidence and best practice surrounding pre-court diversion in the youth justice system.
Point of arrest diversion is especially important for children. Formal justice system processing, either prosecution in court or out of court disposals, can result in a criminal record, and can actually increase the likelihood of reoffending. Since 2014, we have been working closely with Youth Offending teams, police and other practitioners within the Youth Justice system across the country, to demonstrate the value and impact of diversion work, and share effective practice.
Please see the below publications to learn more.
CJI have developed a free online learning tool for youth diversion. To view the Youth Diversion Effective Practice Award please click here.