People Make Mistakes: Stakeholders' & Participants' Perspectives of Deferred Prosecution Programs
| Author: Carrie Pettus, Shelby Pederson, Elizabeth Curley, Annie Grier, Matthew Epperson, Leon Sawh
Deferred prosecution programs (DPPs – also known as diversion) are a type of prosecutor-led diversion program that diverts individuals from traditional court proceedings to participate in specific program requirements in return for dismissal or expungement of their charge(s). Yet, there is no standardized DPP model applied across programs and jurisdictions and there is little research regarding the implementation outcomes of these varied programs.
Category: Diversion, Deferred Prosecution
Deferred Prosecution Programs: An Implementation Guide
| Author: Carrie Pettus-Davis, Matthew Epperson, Annie Grier, Megan Kraatz, Leon Sawh, Stephanie Kennedy
Deferred prosecution is one prosecutor-led diversion mechanism that has the potential to reduce criminal justice involvement and incarceration rates while maximizing public safety.