A Summary of Two Evaluations of the Misdemeanor Diversion Program in Durham County, North Carolina

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A Summary of Two Evaluations of the Misdemeanor Diversion Program in Durham County, North Carolina

November 30, 2021

Abstract

In 2020 and 2021, with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge Research Consortium, the Urban Institute conducted in-depth process and impact evaluations of Durham County, North Carolina’s Misdemeanor Diversion Program (MDP), the findings of which we summarize in this report. By conducting both types of evaluations, the research team was able to better understand the processes and context that led to observed impacts. In addition, this is the first time a third-party research organization has evaluated the program’s impact, and such an evaluation is critical to demonstrating the program’s usefulness.

 

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https://islg.cuny.edu/s/20211124_MDP-Summary-Evaluation-Report_final.pdf

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