Restorative Justice Diversion is a program designed as an alternative option that gives the person harmed a full voice in the outcomes from beginning to end. It also allows the responsible youth to avoid prosecution while working with their community to address the behavior that led to committing the harm.
What wrongdoing was done?
Who committed the wrongdoing?
What consequences should be given?
Who was harmed?
What are the needs of all affected?
Whose obligation is it to meet those needs?
Did meeting with the youth help reduce any fear or concern that they would commit another crime?
92% Reduction of Fear or Concern
Did the RJD process satisfy your sense of justice?
98% Sense of Justice
Compared to results from the Crime Survivors Speak - Survey of Victims’ Views on Safety and Justice:
16% - 3 years after restorative program completion.
8% - 1 year after restorative program completion.
Compared to traditional trends found in the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice Report of Recidivism, which found 50% of youth recidivated at the 3-year mark in 2014 and 53% in 2017 after completing traditional juvenile justice programming.
Did the conference process seem fair?
Was the conference meaningful to you?
Taxpayers save thousands of dollars per referral to restorative programs. Approximately 16 million dollars was saved during the pilot phase of the Restorative Justice program in San Diego, California.
The National Survey of Victims’ Views is the first-of-its-kind research on crime survivors' experiences with the criminal justice system and their preferences for safety and justice policy.
A Data-Driven Approach to Protecting Public Safety, Improving and Expanding Rehabilitative Treatment and Services, and Advancing Equity Through Alternatives to Incarceration.
The San Diego Restorative Justice Diversion (RJD) pilot program was named the Restorative Community Conferencing (RCC) program in 2014. The RCC is an alternative method to address juvenile delinquent behavior. Unlike traditional juvenile court and diversion, RCC requires the voluntary participation of the youth responsible for the crime, the person harmed by the crime, and the community.
Diverting youth from juvenile court involvement should be a central focus in efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities and improve outcomes in our nation’s youth justice systems.
Copyright © 2024 Peace Anger Love - All Rights Reserved.