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NCJ Number: 65421 Find in a Library
Title: COMMUNITY KIT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ADULT DIVERSION PROGRAM - CANADA
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Canada Solicitor General
Communications Division
Programs Branch
Canada
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 56
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Solicitor General
Ottawa, Ontario K1A OP8, Canada
Canada Solicitor General
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P8, Canada
Sale Source: Canada Solicitor General
340 Laurier Avenue, West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P8,
Canada
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: THIS CANADIAN REFERENCE MANUAL DISCUSSES THE CONCEPTUAL BASIS AND DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURES FOR ADULT DIVERSION PROJECTS.
Abstract: DIVERSION IS A FORMAL PROCEDURE, VISIBLE AND PUBLICLY ACCOUNTABLE, OF REFERRING OFFENDERS WHO ARE USUALLY HANDLED IN COURT TO AN ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAM, WHERE A VOLUNTARY SETTLEMENT OF THE OFFENSE IS DEVELOPED IN COOPERATION WITH THE VICTIM AND COMMUNITY. MEDIATION--AN INTERVENTION TO PROMOTE RECONCILIATION, SETTLEMENT, OR COMPROMISE--IS THE GENERAL DIVERSION PROCESS. TWO TYPES OF VOLUNTARY MEDIATION SETTLEMENTS ARE COMMUNITY SERVICE ORDER (OFFENDER SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY WITHOUT PAY FOR A SPECIFIED PERIOD OF TIME) AND VICTIM SETTLEMENTS (COMPENSATION OR SERVICE RENDERED TO THE VICTIM OF THE OFFENSE). SAFEGUARDS SHOULD BE BUILT INTO THE DIVERSION PROCESS SO AS TO PRESERVE DUE PROCESS RIGHTS AND PROVIDE EQUAL TREATMENT UNDER THE LAW. A PLAN FOR DIVERSION PROJECT DEVELOPMENT IS PROVIDED, WITH EMPHASIS UPON INVOLVING THE COMMUNITY AS WELL AS THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. INFORMATION AND CONSULTANT RESOURCES ARE SUGGESTED FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, PRIVATE AGENCIES, SOCIAL SERVICES, AND COMMUNITY SERVICES. STAFF REQUIREMENTS AND TRAINING ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. INFORMATION NEEDS AND PROJECT MONITORING ARE CONSIDERED, ALONG WITH THE PREPARATION OF A FUNDING PROPOSAL. EXISTING DIVERSION PROJECTS ARE LISTED, ALONG WITH SOURCES OF REFERRAL, CONTACT PERSONS, AND STARTING DATE. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS ALSO PROVIDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Canada; Diversion programs; Procedure manuals; Program planning; Reference materials
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