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Works Cited – Impacts of Diversion

Andrews D. A., Bonta J. (2010). The psychology of criminal conduct (5th ed.). New Providence, NJ: Anderson. Ban, C. C., & Riordan, J. E. (2023). Re-Envisioning Public Safety Through an Embedded Police Social Worker (PSW) Model: A Promising Approach for Multidisciplinary Resource Delivery and Diversion. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 39(4), 537-554. https://doi-org.ezproxy.lib.utah.edu/10.1177/10439862231189423 Charlier, J.

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Systems Theory – Gaps and Potential Improvement

A downside to the concept of diversion is found within its nuances and definitions. Since diversion is defined within each jurisdiction on a case-by-case basis, it becomes notoriously difficult to understand and report the logistics of these local program settings because of the variety of differing programs. In addition, each community assigns a different meaning

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Law Enforcement Related Diversion

Police social workers (PSWs) were originally conceptualized over 100 years ago without necessary funding. With public safety revision becoming an increasingly important topic, the PSW model has been posed as a potential solution. According to the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, research shows that “up to 80% of police calls may be related to

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Diversion and Illicit Drug Usage

Research shows that 87% of males tested positive for at least one illicit drug at the time of their arrest, but only 12% of the incarcerated population will receive drug treatment while in custody. This perpetuates recidivism rates, allowing these individuals to be pushed back into their communities (disproportionately communities of color) without having

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Juvenile Diversion

The Ottawa Community Youth Diversion Program (OCYDP) targets medium-risk youth, structured according to the risk and necessity for offender rehabilitation. According to OCYDP, youth referred to diversion programs had significantly lower re-offense rates than those referred to probation even when controlling for risk level, age, gender, and nature of the index offense. However, program

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Impacts of Diversion Programs

By: Mason Mehr, InternDiversion and deflection programs are methods that need to be integrated into the criminal justice system. When applied correctly, the utilization of the multitude of application models are effective and dynamic, allowing for decreases in recidivism. However, the nuances of diversion and deflection programs leave room for ineffective utilization strategies, perpetuating the

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Diversion in Healthcare

According to researchers Jerry M. Stott, Jordan T. Giese, Lisaann S. Gittner, Robert E. Forbis, Jr., and Jeff A. Dennis, the consistent objectives of diversion across various disciplines are rehabilitation, efficient case processing, and reducing resources. “From institutionalized mental health programming in detention facilities to social workers and officers on the front lines, the criminal

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Gun Violence Weekly Roundup 4/15-4/22

29-year-old man dead, 3 others shot by gunmen riding scooters in the Bronx https://abc7ny.com/bronx-shooting-4-people-shot-in-the-mount-eden-section-police-say/14677852/ 2 killed and 7 injured in shooting at Memphis park party, police sayhttps://apnews.com/article/memphis-tennessee-fatal-shooting-2618022ce2d68dd83e665a4056f4f43f 1 Killed, 3 Wounded in Domestic Shooting Incident in Southwest Chicago Suburbs https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/multiple-people-shot-southwest-chicago-suburbs/

2024-04-23T10:56:58-04:00April 23rd, 2024|Featured, Gun Violence|Comments Off on Gun Violence Weekly Roundup 4/15-4/22

Gun Violence Weekly Roundup 4/8-4/14

Man dead and 3 others injured after a shooting in North Mississippi https://www.fox13memphis.com/news/man-dead-and-3-others-injured-after-a-shooting-in-north-mississippi/article_e1545802-fb7e-11ee-9a85-7f12ba389305.html Suspects arrested in Arkansas block party shooting that left 1 dead, 9 hurt https://apnews.com/article/arkansas-block-party-deadly-shooting-suspects-arrested-eddfa65d56bb3fc6c1c3bcc4cdc0aff2 Chicago shootings: Off-duty CPD officer among 9 shot, 3 killed in weekend gun violence across city https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shootings-weekend-police-officer-shot-today/14708684/

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Gun Violence Weekly Roundup 4/1-4/7

2 dead, 7 injured after fight turns into officer-involved shooting at Miami-Dade shopping center https://www.cbsnews.com/miami/news/2-dead-6-injured-after-fight-turns-into-shooting-at-cityplace-doral/ Six people shot outside of La Bona Vida Event Center on northeast side, police say https://www.kens5.com/article/news/crime/three-people-shot-outside-of-la-bona-vida-event-center-on-northeast-side-police-say-sapd-san-antonio-texas-shooting/273-aa25a1a0-2250-45a2-93e9-755c4ed641b2 4 people injured in shooting, DC police searching for the shooter https://www.wusa9.com/video/news/crime/4-people-injured-in-shooting-dc-police-searching-for-the-shooter/65-7aceedd3-1851-484c-aebc-f3a31a910fda

2024-04-23T10:51:00-04:00April 9th, 2024|Featured, Gun Violence|Comments Off on Gun Violence Weekly Roundup 4/1-4/7
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