Going to jail, even for one day, can disrupt people’s lives and have lasting impacts on individuals and their families. We believe that keeping people out of the legal system is the first step in lessening the impact of the system on individuals, families, and communities. Keeping people out of the system entails examining how individuals initially come into contact with law enforcement, investing in resources that promote alternatives to police contact, and dismantling core practices funneling people into the legal system’s revolving door. Learn more about our projects dedicated to keeping people out of the legal system below.
Differentiating Deflection from Diversion
Deflect First, Arrest Rare
Unpacking Treatment Initiation and Engagement
Working toward Pretrial Fairness in Cook County
Police-Led Deflection, Synthesis from Pima County AZ and Charleston County SC
Research Recap: Police-Led Deflection
Evaluating Police-Led Deflection in Charleston County, SC
Evaluating Police-Led Deflection in Pima County, AZ
Implementing Harris County’s Deflection Model
Pima County's No Wrong Door Approach to People in Crisis
Police as Frontline Educators
Describing Crisis Stabilization Units
JSP Direct To Your Inbox
Get the latest news and articles from JSP.