This toolkit is for any practitioner who is involved in, or considering creating, a point-of-arrest diversion scheme for young people in contact with the criminal justice system.
Sections 1 and 2 lays out the research case – first, for youth diversion generally; second, for specific practice considerations within youth diversion models.
Section 3 outlines what commissioners of youth diversion told us they would like to hear from you. Section 4 brings all of this together to help you make the strongest possible case.
Finally, a technical note provides a way of demonstrating the cost effectiveness of youth diversion through immediate cost avoidance – primarily avoided costs to the police and court system. The accompanying tool is available free of charge to appropriate schemes.
Supporting youth diversion
As well as our open offer of light-touch support, we provide enhanced support to a limited number of schemes each year. Please contact Claire at email@example.com or on 0203 735 9437 to discuss how we can help.
This work has been generously funded by the Hadley Trust.