Any idea how many federal defendants successfully completed pretrial diversion in Kansas from 2012-2014?
And how many should have been at least eligible for diversion?
One hundred and six.
That's according to the Office of the Inspector General, which last month published a diversion audit recommending that the government take steps to strengthen the use of pretrial diversion and diversion-based court programs. The OIG found that "the potential cost savings from increased use of diversion programs could be substantial," and that the "recidivism rate for offenders who completed a diversion program was lower than the general recidivism rate for federal inmates." So why don't we use it more?
Thanks to David Freund for bringing this report to our attention.