Safe Streets: Diversion

Safe Streets work crew
Under the Safe Streets plan, the City is implementing and expanding alternative policing and prosecution models proven to reduce recidivism. In 2016, the City launched the new work crew program for low-level offenders to clean up areas affected by street populations. The program is an alternative to prosecution and jail time. 

What is diversion?

A diversion program offers an alternative to prosecution and jail time for low-level offenders. Diversion programs offer support, programming, and supervision to low-level offenders. 


What is recidivism and why is reducing it so important?


Recidivism is the tendency to relapse into a previous mode of behavior, especially into criminal behavior. By breaking the cycle of re-incarceration, Everett's community is safer and there is less stress on community resources like emergency medical services, court costs, and jail population.


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Use the tabs below to navigate more information about the City's commitment to implement and expand policing and prosecution models that are proven to reduce recidivism.

What is diversion?

What is recidivism and why is reducing it so important?

Learn more
Use the tabs below to navigate more information about the City's commitment to implement and expand policing and prosecution models that are proven to reduce recidivism.

  1. Principles
  2. Actions
  3. CHART
  4. MAP
  5. Safe Streets Work Crew
  6. Media Coverage

Principles

Set by the Safe Streets plan, these principles guide Everett's commitment to using effective programs and models to reduce recidivism.

  • Develop and use valid risk assessment tools to allow law enforcement and prosecutors to quickly evaluate an individual and determine appropriate intervention, social service, treatment and educational options
  • Work with the community to build sufficient capacity in these systems
  • Allocate public safety resources to those programs that reduce recidivism and show cost savings over traditional enforcement