This study compared long-term recidivism arrest and school outcomes among students diverted through the Philadelphia Police School Diversion Program and comparable students arrested in Philadelphia schools.
This study compared long-term recidivism arrest and school outcomes (i.e., out-of-school suspension, dropout, and on-time graduation) among students diverted through the Philadelphia Police School Diversion Program (n = 427) and comparable students arrested in Philadelphia schools (n = 531). Findings indicate small yet significant long-term program effects on public safety and potential time-limited effects on exclusionary discipline. In response to school-based arrests representing a growing proportion of youth arrests nationwide, several programs have emerged to divert youth from school-based arrests. However, few such initiatives have undergone empirical evaluation, and none have been evaluated with a focus on long-term (i.e., 4- to 5-year) youth outcomes. This study attempts to address this gap. Mixed-effects logistic regression results revealed that diverted youth were significantly less likely than matched arrested youth to experience a recidivism arrest within 5 years of their initial school-based incident. However, the researchers did not observe significant between-group differences for school-related outcomes once relevant covariates were considered. (Published Abstract Provided)
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