A key objective of the 2017 symposium was to introduce the concept of front-end interventions as a variety of activities occurring at the pretrial stage to respond to crime, other than traditional arrest and case processing.
Pretrial - Front-End Intervention (Diversion)
"What is the best way to correct the behavior of lawbreakers, ensuring that they do not reoffend? For nonviolent and low-risk criminals, jail diversion programs and other forms of alternative sentencing could be a worthy solution."
"McLennan County leaders are creating a new position aimed at getting individuals with mental health issues the help they need and reducing costs associated with processing them through the judicial system. After the start of the fiscal year Oct.
"As a first-time offender, Ms. Willis, 52, qualified for a big break: a program called pretrial intervention, also known as diversion.
"Houston County District Attorney Doug Valeska confirmed 32-year-old Jared Michael Manuel was accepted into the pretrial diversion program.
"For low-level juvenile offenders, advocates and analysts say evening reporting centers could be excellent alternatives to detention."
"The evolution of justice policy in the United States has been far from linear. The last several decades have seen dramatic shifts in the management of criminal justice populations across the country, especially with regard to drug policy.
This document informs the discussion on bail reform and pretrial justice of an effective pretrial system.
This report introduces essential elements for responding to people with mental illnesses at pretrial, including decisions for pretrial release.
First-Episode Incarceration: Creating a Recovery-Informed Framework for Integrated Mental Health and Criminal Justice Responses
This report outlines an integrated framework that encourages mental health and criminal justice fields to collaborate when developing programs.