Decision to File


Questions/Data to Review:

  • What information is available to District Attorneys to make their filing decision?
  • What formal criteria are used to make decisions on who gets offered diversion? What is the range and use of discretion in using that criteria?
  • Is informal criteria/information used to make decisions on diversion?
  • Questions/Data to Review: What is the percent by ethnicity of cases presented by law enforcement to the District Attorney’s office?
  • What percent by ethnicity of the cases brought by law enforcement get filed on?
  • What are the completion rates for diversion by ethnicity?
  • What are the negative termination rates by ethnicity?
  • Are there differences by ethnicity in termination reasons?