What is a Diversion Program in the Criminal Justice System?


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Which is NOT a benefit of diversion programs?

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1. Which diversion program allows the offender to NOT enter the system and is typically based on fulfilling certain conditions?

2. Which diversion program stops the offender at some point in the system and allows him or her to leave the system with no criminal charges?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This helpful quiz and worksheet will assess how much you know about diversion programs in criminal justice. The quiz requires you to be familiar with different kinds of programs, like a program where offenders never enter the system, and another where they are allowed to leave the system without criminal charges.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what the quiz covers:

  • The different benefits of diversion programs
  • A program that allows offenders to fulfill conditions while outside of the system
  • The program that permits an offender to leave the system without criminal charges
  • The program in which an offender is removed from the system without conditions or threat of future prosecution
  • The meaning of 'recidivism'

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about diversion programs in criminal justice
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the benefits of diversion programs and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can correctly define the term 'recidivism'

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled What is a Diversion Program in the Criminal Justice System?. Below is a brief look at topics in the lesson:

  • What 'expunged' means
  • Unconditional vs. conditional diversion
  • How conviction can destroy future opportunities for offenders