Diversion and Immigration Law

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Diversion refers to a variety of programs that seek to avoid the processing of a defendant through the traditional criminal legal system. The goal of diversion is to direct an individual who has been accused of a crime into a treatment or care program as an alternative to imprisonment and/or prosecution. 

Diversion can take many forms, depending on how and when the diversion program is introduced in relation to the stage of criminal legal proceedings. This resource explains the different types of diversion.