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Advancing Collaboration, Innovation, & Law Enforcement Diversion for Safer and Healthier People and Communities - PTAC 2017

This flyer provides a brief summary of some of the work done by the PTAC Collaborative around law enforcement diversion. The mission of the PTAC Collaborative is to strategically widen community behavioral health and social service options available through law enforcement diversion. Launched in...

Advancing Collaboration, Innovation, & Law Enforcement Diversion for Safer and Healthier People and Communities - PTAC 2017.pdf


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Pre-Arrest Diversion- A Public Health Solution to Crime Reduction an Better Public Safety - CHJ 2018

This powerpoint was presented by Jac Charlier, the National Director for Justice Initiatives at TASC during PJI's First Friday Forum Webinar on February 2nd, 2018. #Diversion

Pre-Arrest Diversion- A Public Health Solution to Crime Reduction an Better Public Safety - CHJ 2018.pptx


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City Leadership to Reduce the Use of Jails- Framework/Self-Assessment for a Strong Diversion Program - NLC 2018

This framework outlines the elements common to strong early diversion programs and supporting structures. Use this self-assessment to determine your city’s current capacity and opportunities for growth in key components of a structure that supports public safety, accountability, and reduced use...

City Leadership to Reduce the Use of Jails- Framework:Self-Assessment for a Strong Diversion Program - NLC 2018.docx


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First Friday Forum: Pre-Arrest Diversion

The February 2018 First Friday Forum focused on strategies for pre-arrest diversion, examples from the field, and the upcoming Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative conference. #Diversion

First Friday Forum Pre-Arrest Diversion.mp4


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Correlates of Program Success and Recidivism among Participants in an Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Program - Kopak & Frost 2017

Abstract Adult pre-arrest diversion, also known as "deflection," programs have great potential to change the way the criminal justice system currently operates. One defining feature of these programs is that they offer eligible adults the opportunity to avoid a formal criminal arrest record...

Correlates of Program Success and Recidivism among Participants in an Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Program - Kopak & Frost 2017.pdf


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Promising Practices in Prosecutor-Led Diversion - Fair and Just Prosecution 2017

This FJP summary lists a sampling of programs and models for prosecutor-led diversion. An overview of each program or model is provided, along with resources that can provide more detailed information. While this summary focuses primarily on prosecutor-involved programs, these models can and...

Promising Practices in Prosecutor-Led Diversion - Fair and Just Prosecution 2017.pdf


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Issues at a Glance- Promising Practices in Prosecutor-Led Diversion - FJP 2017

This FJP summary lists a sampling of programs and models for prosecutor-led diversion. An overview of each program or model is provided, along with resources that can provide more detailed information. While this summary focuses primarily on prosecutor-involved programs, these models can and...

Issues at a Glance- Promising Practices in Prosecutor-Led Diversion - FJP 2017.pdf



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Report to Albany on the LEAD Program- One Year Anniversary - LEAD Albany 2017

In April 2016, the City of Albany implemented a groundbreaking, innovative public safety and public health intervention that aimed to reorient the City’s approach to substance use, mental health, and poverty-driven contact with law enforcement. This initiative, called Law Enforcement Assisted...

Report to Albany on the LEAD Program- One Year Anniversary - LEAD Albany 2017.pdf


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Rethinking Law Enforcement's Role On Drugs - ICJIA 2017

The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of different police agency responses to individuals with SUD (substance use disorders) that are intended to prevent overdose deaths and divert individuals with SUD away from the criminal justice system and toward appropriate support and...

Rethinking Law Enforcement's Role On Drugs - ICJIA 2017.pdf


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Breaking the Cycle of Low-Level Crime: Public Safety Innovations During an Era of Change - Californians for Safety and Justice 2015

This brief highlights national and California models that emphasize government and community collaboration, address drivers of crime, and tailor interventions to the individual to stop crime cycles without overreliance on incarceration. All of these examples could be applied to individuals...

Breaking the Cycle of Low-Level Crime- Public Safety Innovations During an Era of Change - Californians for Safety and Justice 2015.pdf


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Pre-Arrest Diversion/Deflection Frameworks: A Decision Making Tool for Police Leaders - CHJ 2017

This document is designed for law enforcement leaders confronted with frequent cases involving addiction and overdose. Rather than arresting and re-arresting individuals who have drug problems, many jurisdictions are implementing alternative approaches. This document presents the main methods...

Pre-Arrest Diversion Deflection Frameworks- A Decision Making Tool for Police Leaders - CHJ 2017.pdf


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Data-Driven Justice Playbook- How to Develop a System of Diversion - NACo 2016

This playbook was developed with and for local leaders and practitioners, so that more communities across our country can better meet the needs of individuals who repeatedly cycle through systems including jails, hospital emergency departments, shelters, and other services. With a focus on...

Data-Driven Justice Playbook- How to Develop a System of Diversion - NACo 2016.pdf


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Great Ideas Policy & Reform - Police Chiefs Magazine 2015

Short articles from Police Chiefs Magazine on deflection and citation in lieu of arrest. #Diversion

Great Ideas Policy Reform - Police Chiefs Magazine 2015.pdf


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The Processing and Treatment of Mentally Ill Persons in the Criminal Justice System - Urban 2015

This report focuses on the societal and economic costs of holding mentally ill offenders in jails and prisons. It also presents a detailed discussion of how mentally ill offenders are processed in the criminal justice system, highlighting the diversity of protocols and practices outlined in...

The Processing and Treatment of Mentally Ill Persons in the Criminal Justice System - Urban 2015.pdf


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Partnership in Pretrial Justice - IACP 2016

A Law Enforcement Leader's Guide to Understanding and Engaging in Meaningful Front-End Justice System Change. This Toolkit offers information and resources to help law enforcement leaders form partnerships, support policies and practices to improve justice outcomes for all stakeholders, and keep...

Partnership in Pretrial Justice - IACP 2016.pdf


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Improving Responses to People with Mental Illness at the Pretrial Stage - CSG 2015

This document discusses the impact of pretrial detention on defendants with mental illnesses. Spending unnecessary time in jail prevents them from their established treatments and support system, and also increases their chances of involvement with the criminal justice system again in the future...

Improving Responses to People with Mental Illness at the Pretrial Stage - CSG 2015.pdf


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Improving Responses to People with Mental Illness at the Pretrial Stage, Executive Summary - CSG 2015

This summary covers the essential elements taken from the full report Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses. #PreventiveDetention #Diversion

Improving Responses to People with Mental Illness at the Pretrial Stage, Executive Summary - CSG 2015.pdf


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Audit of the Department's Use of Pretrial Diversion and Diversion-Based Court Programs as Alternatives to Incarceration - DOJ 2016

This document contains the results of the audit of the U.S Attorney’s Office (USAO) use of pretrial diversion programs for FY 2012-FY 2014. It discusses the Smart on Crime initiative and provides statistics and recommendations. #Diversion

Audit of the Department's Use of Pretrial Diversion and Diversion-Based Court Programs as Alternatives to Incarceration - DOJ 2016.pdf


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Report of the Intergovernmental Pretrial Justice Reform Task Force - 2015

This report discusses the findings of the Pretrial Justice Reform Task Force in Maine. The Task Force was divided up into three sections, each with different areas of focus including bond and bail, fees and fines, and diversion programs. Methodology, results, and recommendations are provided. ...

Report of the Intergovernmental Pretrial Justice Reform Task Force - 2015.pdf