Effective Youth Diversion Strategies for Law Enforcement
A panel composed of a police chief, county prosecutor, and division director of juvenile services provides information on their youth diversion programs, including program development, successes, and challenges faced during implementation. A discussion of lessons learned assists law enforcement agencies as they consider starting or improving a youth diversion program.
Present an overview of two youth diversion programs that have shown success in decreasing juvenile crime, delinquency, and arrests
Demonstrate successes and challenges that can be used to implement or improve similar youth diversion programs in other jurisdictions
Provide resources and tools to assist law enforcement agencies in developing, improving, and evaluating the impact of their youth diversion programs and services