Santa Monica Police Youth Diversion

In alignment with the collective impact model, the Santa Monica Police Department is implementing a new initiative and approach to crime prevention. Although in its infancy, the juvenile diversion program is an effort to provide immediate and appropriate intervention at the earliest moment. The focus of the program is to engage first-time youth offenders that have committed an infraction or misdemeanor crime.

Next Step: Navigate internal police department approval process and begin implementation of program infrastructure.