Divert 10-17 is a rights-led approach to Criminal Justice Diversion. All eligible young people, arrested for low-level offences, are given the opportunity to be diverted away from the Criminal Justice System rather than facing more punitive measures.
A trauma informed, strengths based assessment informs a mutually agreed intervention plan. Through bespoke case management, young people are supported with any unmet needs, as well as addressing offending behaviours; empowering them with the skills and self-esteem to succeed, live meaningful lives and make positive contributions to society.
“My worker listens to me and doesn’t judge me on my past. It doesn’t feel like a punishment. We look at the good things in my life and how we can make it better.”Female, 14 years old