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Diversion and Deferred Judgments

This section presents data on cases granted diversion or deferred judgment. Diversion and deferred judgments are alternatives to traditional prosecution that attempt to address individuals’ needs. If programmatic requirements are met, the case will be dismissed.

Why is this important? Understanding what cases are diverted or deferred and the rate of successful program completion provides information on whether the alternative minimizes unnecessary punitiveness and maintains community safety.




















Indicators

Below are a set of indicators that provide additional context about deferred judgments. These indicators help the DA's Office ensure they are providing alternatives to traditional prosecution effectively and fairly.


Our goal is to achieve equity in plea outcomes among all defendants regardless of race and/or ethnicity. There are well-recognized difficulties in collecting accurate race and ethnicity data. One should keep these difficulties in mind when reviewing metrics which include race and/or ethnicity. We support the efforts of our law enforcement partners to continually find ways to more accurately collect race and ethnicity data.




The Denver DA's Office's goal is to achieve equity in plea outcomes across all defendants. There are well-recognized difficulties in collecting accurate race and ethnicity data. One should keep these difficulties in mind when reviewing metrics which include race and/or ethnicity. The Denver District Attorney's Office supports efforts by our law enforcement partners to more accurately collect race and ethnicity data.

Click Here for more information about race and ethnicity data collection and limitations.