About the project
Divert Plus intervenes at the ‘teachable/learning moment’ that young people experience immediately after they enter police custody following an arrest for a violent or violence-related offence. They are provided with critical support, advice and advocacy whilst in the custody suite, giving young people an increased awareness of their legal rights and the alternatives to prosecution available through Out Of Court Disposals, including restorative justice where applicable. Having addressed the immediate needs of the young person, a package of longer-term support is offered which typically lasts for nine months.
About the funding round
Themed grant roundWe know that sometimes, children need another chance: alternatives to arrest, conviction and custody. Diversion programmes help them do that.