Questions/Data to Review:
- Who is served by diversion, by ethnicity?
- Do youth need to admit guilt in order to receive diversion?
- Is there a difference by ethnicity in youth served by pre-adjudication versus postadjudication diversion programs?
- Diversion services can be broken out by type: Supervision, Treatment,
Accountability, Restorative Justice, and Competency services. Does the type of
service delivered differ by ethnicity?
- Are programs/services being utilized equally effective for all ethnicities? What are
the program completion rates by ethnicity? What are the outcomes for youth by
ethnicity (recidivism, academic improvement, employment, family stability,
- What youth and program factors are associated with (reduced) recidivism? Is
there a difference by ethnicity in the proportions of youth who receive a
diagnostic assessment for mental health or substance use needs?
- Colorado’s standard criterion for recidivism is a filing or filings for a new offense
either while the juvenile was in the program or up to one year after they exited
the program. Are there differences in recidivism rates by ethnicity?
- Is there a difference by ethnicity on the referral source for youth to diversion
(police, courts, or probation)?
- Is there a difference in average program duration by ethnicity?