Brief Stopping Trends of Repeat Incarceration with Diversion and Education: Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney (DeKalb County, Georgia)
Leigh Courtney
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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 Stopping Trends of Repeat Incarceration with Diversion and Education (STRIDE) program in the DeKalb County, Georgia District Attorney’s Office, a comprehensive diversion program that leverages local community resources to create accountability for young adults charged with serious offenses and help them develop life skills and strengthen their connections to the community. This case study centers on the program’s community-based, case management-focused model designed for young adults, 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 Georgia
Counties DeKalb County