This page contains a list of helpful resources and templates for practitioners to support the implementation of pre-court diversion schemes.
Please note these are examples and should be adapted to meet the needs of local schemes and their partners. A number of documents included below were kindly provided by Devon and Cornwall Police who run the deferred caution and deferred charge scheme, Pathfinder. If you want to learn more about Pathfinder, you can read a case study here.
This note explains how to use this new police outcome to record when ‘diversionary activity’ has taken place, as well as some helpful examples for practitioners and answers to frequently asked questions.
This form records the acceptance of the caution, which is deferred to allow compliance with rehabilitative conditions. If breached the caution can be automatically recorded as it has already been agreed to. This form also includes an information sharing agreement to allow diversion staff to prepare and send to rehabilitative service providers.
This flowchart details considerations to be made before reaching a disposal decision. However, this is not the standard two-tier OOCD framework, here a conditional caution has been replaced with the deferred caution.
This quick refresher on community resolutions aims to assist officers on their effective use.
This quick guide to adult simple cautions outlines best practice for officers.
This scenario can be used to assist officers dealing with cannabis offences once the cannabis warning had been removed. Please note, outcome 7 is specific to Devon and Cornwall Police.
The process maps are to be viewed from an implementation perspective, they detail the current process for deferred caution, deferred charge and reduced OOCD framework for Pathfinder.
This process map details the referral caution, charge and custody process from the OIC perspective.
This guide for diversion staff details how best to work with victims.
This short briefing can be used in morning briefings or by diversion staff for further training of officers.
This short briefing can be used at Senior Management Team (SMT) meetings.
This template can be used to measure scheme success and enhance data collection.
This outlines the custody process for custody officers and staff.