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Survey: University of Kansas Department of Political Science: Diversion Program Usage

Dear colleagues, please find this message from the University of Kansas Department of Political Science regarding their Diversion Program Usage Survey:

Hello,
Your criminal justice jurisdiction is invited and requested to participate in an administrative survey on diversion program usage by local governments in the United States. The purpose of this study is to investigate the history and implementation of diversion programs, and to gather information on the current status and uses of diversions and other alternative sentencing schemes.
This survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Please click the link here to access the survey.
This survey supports dissertation research by Patrick J. Gauding of the University of Kansas Department of Political Science. The dissertation is being supervised by Donald P. Haider-Markel. You may contact me at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
Thank you very much for your time and cooperation.
Sincerely,
Patrick J. Gauding
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science
University of Kansas
Please take a few moments to assist them in their research.
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Survey: Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion Programs

Dear colleagues,

Through TASC’s Center for Health and Justice’s work on the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP), TASC is pushing out a survey to the nation’s deflection and pre-arrest diversion programs from law enforcement to fire to EMS, and of course inclusive of treatment, recovery, case management, service, and community partners.  This is the first-ever national field-wide survey on deflection and pre-arrest diversion programs.

The purpose of this groundbreaking national survey of deflection and pre-arrest diversion sites is to get a much needed broad understanding of our field including identifying essential features of these programs. This historical survey will provide us a comprehensive picture of the state of the field and hence, allow our field to share, learn, and grow to do better and to serve more.

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Law Enforcement Legislative Tool - Useful Resource for Prosecutors

From the NCSL website: “The National Conference of State Legislatures provides you with up-to-date, real-time information on law enforcement legislation that has been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The database contains policing bills and executive orders introduced as of May 25, 2020, that are in response to recent events.”

In light of recent events, this particular database is a powerful tool for prosecutors and prosecution teams.

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Press Release: National Groups Issue Guidance for Incorporating Public Health Approaches into the Criminal Justice Response to COVID-19 and Beyond

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May 27, 2020

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“It’s Time to Replace Arrests with a Public Health Response to COVID”

Why multidisciplinary teams are recommending a public health approach to the criminal justice system in light of COVID–a follow up to the “Public Health Pathways” press release:

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A Word from APA's Executive Committee

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APA's Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

APA Floyd Statement

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