A Partnership between UCSD and NCRC
From 2021 to 2023, the Applied Research Center for Civility team worked with juvenile justice reform partners and scholars from around the U.S. to produce a comprehensive paper called “Principles and Strategies for Community-Led Diversion in Juvenile Justice.”
On June 5, 2023, this paper was presented at a national conference, which brought together national experts on the topic of Community-Led Diversion from the community, government, research, and other sectors.
Read the paper to learn about implementing juvenile justice reform in your community and the partnership between The National Conflict Resolution Center and UC San Diego.
Watch the video from the 2023 Community-Led Juvenile Diversion Conference, presented by the Applied Research Center for Civility, a collaborative project of the National Conflict Resolution Center and UC San Diego. This video features the following speakers:
- Steven P. Dinkin, President, National Conflict Resolution Center, Moderator
- Breea Buskey, Program Manager, Alternative Juvenile Justice, NCRC
- Lisa Weinreb Delgadillo, Esq., Chief of the Juvenile Branch of the San Diego District Attorney’s Office, Deputy District Attorney
- Monica Felix, LCSW, Supervisor of Behavioral Health Programs, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego
- Sunny Chang, Youth Programs Manager, Outdoor Outreach
5 Values for Youth Diversion Programs
Focus on the skills, knowledge, and interests of the youth, families, and communities.
Prioritize safe environments, transparency, peer support, power sharing, and cultural relevance.
Anti-racist & Equality-focused
Designed with an explicit goal to end racial, ethnic, and other group-based disparities.
Holistic Wellbeing & Safety
Foster communities & individuals flourishing through positive economic, social, political, environmental, and cultural conditions.
Restorative Not Punitive
Encourage youth to repair harms, take responsibility, and meet the community’s needs.