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9.1: Diversion

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    Diversion is a process whereby an individual, at some stage, is diverted from continuing on in the formal justice process. Diversion can come as early as initial contact with a law enforcement officer. This discretion that the officer uses could be considered a diversion, as the officer is saying that this individual does not need to continue on the justice path. It could be a verbal warning, or a warning ticket, or just a decision by the officer to not start a formal ticket (citation).

    Diversion Points
    Different Diversion Points in the System

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