Brief The Juvenile Diversion Initiative: San Diego County District Attorney's Office (San Diego, California)
Andreea Matei
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This case study is part of the Mapping Prosecutor-Led Diversion Project, a joint project of the National District Attorneys Association and the Urban Institute with funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.  This case study highlights the Juvenile Diversion Initiative in San Diego County, California, a pre-file diversion program for youth under 18 that aims to intervene early and limit the number of youth entering the juvenile justice system. In particular, this case study focuses on the initiative’s broad eligibility criteria and its incorporation of education advocates, highlighting takeaways for other prosecutors and stakeholders looking to launch similar programs.

Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety
Tags Courts and sentencing
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center
States California
Counties San Diego County