Safe Streets: Diversion

What's new?


Under the Safe Streets plan, the City will implement and expand alternative policing and prosecution models proven to reduce recidivism.

Principles:
  • 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
Actions:
  • Establish a work crew program that uses clean-up crew in lieu of prosecution for appropriate individuals; crews would clean affected areas throughout the city