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Why youth diversion could be making racial disparity worse

Work with offenders looks at a new evidence review from the Centre for Justice Innovation.

The number of previous arrests is a key element of decisions on whether a young person should be diverted or not.

The number of previous arrests is a key element of decisions on whether a young person should be diverted or not.

Date - 17th February 2021
By - Russell Webster - Work with Offenders
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Point-of-arrest youth diversion gives young people the chance to avoid both formal criminal justice processing and a criminal record, in return for the completion of community-based interventions. Youth diversion is an increasingly well-embedded...
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