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Court Diversion Video Available Online

May 14, 2013

The Vermont Association of Court Diversion Programs has posted a new online video that explains how Vermont’s court diversion program, an alternative to the traditional court system, works. The 9-minute video highlights how the program’s restorative justice approach benefits participants and the community. Approximately 10 percent of misdemeanor charges in Vermont are handled through diversion at significant savings to the state; participants who successfully complete the program avoid a criminal conviction.

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Learn more about Vermont’s court diversion program and watch the video.

The video is one of three finalists in the Media for a Just Society Awards “Web” category. Learn more about the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, sponsor of the awards.