Diversion and Alternative to Arrest Programs
The foundation is primarily interested in measuring the impact of diversion programs on public safety, fairness, and cost efficiency. Particular outcomes of interest include recidivism (e.g., frequency of re-arrest, additional
charges, additional convictions); the use of criminal justice and/or other public resources (e.g., jail booking,
jail days, court costs, emergency room admissions, failures to appear); and socio-economic indicators (e.g.,
housing, employment, income, and education).