The Diversion of Felony Arrests An Experiment in Pretrial Intervention


This is 1980 report is the executive summary of Vera's evaluation of the Court Employment Project (CEP). The CEP an experimental attempt to intervene in the usual court process just after a defendant's arrest ("pretrial diversion"). It offered defendants counseling and job opportunities and, if the defendant cooperated and showed promise of permanent change, recommended that the prosecutor and the judge dismiss the charges against him without ever deciding whether he was guilty.