The ‘Deflection’ Surge: Key to Reducing Re-Arrests
The Crime Report
March 21, 2017

“Deflection involves a different approach than prosecutorial or court-based diversion, where a person already faces criminal charges and is subsequently moved out of the system. It is defined as moving a person away from the justice system and toward community behavioral health and social services without ever being arrested and processed into the criminal justice system.

“Deflection is a public health approach to better public safety.”

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