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Violence Reduction Unit, Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Another chance - Diversion from the criminal justice system
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Project name:

Divert Plus



Evaluation type:

Pilot study

Activity Type:

Pre-court diversion




Cordis Bright, University of Greenwich

About the project – Divert Plus

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.

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Project protocol

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