Center for Court Innovation: Early Diversion Grantee

In June 2017, the Center for Court Innovation was selected to receive funds under the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII) in response to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s request for proposals for Early Diversion Programs for Young Adults and Adults.

With these funds, the Center for Court Innovation is providing a range of diversion workshops to young adults and adults arrested in Midtown Manhattan, and adults arrested in Lower Manhattan. Workshops may focus on topics such as public health, legal resources, community service, education, and workforce; individual counseling; or a restorative justice program. Participants may also be linked – if interested – to additional outside services

The Center for Court Innovation is one of three organizations to receive funds to create early diversion programs. These programs will provide participants with opportunities to avoid prosecution and an arrest record, while being held accountable in a community setting.

The investments under this initiative, along with the other initiatives being developed under CJII, form a comprehensive set of strategic investments that, together, will have a significant, lasting impact on public safety and justice reform in New York City.