Prosecutor-Led Pretrial Diversion

Case Studies in Eleven Jurisdictions

Published in: Center for Court Innovation [Epub April 2018]

Posted on RAND.org on May 17, 2018

by Melissa Marie Labriola, Warren A. Reich, Robert C. Davis, Priscillia Hunt, Michael Rempel, Samantha Cherney

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With funding from the National Institute of Justice, this study aims to provide a national portrait of prosecutor-led diversion programs through case studies of diversion programs in 11 prosecutor's offices. In recent years, a growing number of prosecutor's offices have established pretrial diversion programs as an alternative to traditional case processing. The mostly large, high-volume programs examined for this study were intentionally selected to provide for variation in program timing (pre- and post-filing), target population, program intensity and duration, and other factors.

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