Point-of-arrest youth diversion can reduce crime, keep communities safer, cut costs, and create better outcomes for children. In this briefing, we call on policymakers to take action to strengthen evidence-led point-of-arrest youth diversion.
Strengthening Youth Diversion
Family drug and alcohol courts
Family drug and alcohol courts (FDACs) are a problem-solving court approach which improve outcomes for children involved in care proceedings. They offer an alternative way of supporting parents to overcome the substance misuse, mental health and domestic abuse problems that have put their children at risk of serious harm.
Public Safety, Public Trust: Innovative Ideas for Police and Crime Commissioners in 2020
This document highlights some of the main challenges facing the criminal justice system and provides practical innovative solutions that prospective PCCs could include in their manifestos for the 2020 elections.
Pre-court diversion for adults: An evidence briefing
The purpose of this briefing is to summarise the evidence to date on the impact of pre-court diversion for adults and to draw out some promising practice principles for those working in pre-court diversion schemes.