YOUR CHOICE YOUR FUTURE
DIVERT is a Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) intervention programme aimed to reduce reoffending.
It is delivered in police custody suites by the New Era Foundation, and aims to DIVERT young adults between 18-25 years away from crime.
DIVERT addresses a gap in the statutory provision for young adults, and is in operation in six London custody suites. DIVERT Custody Intervention Coaches explain the numerous paths that the individual can be referred to and follow this with a long term development plan to assist them in fulfilling their own goals, relating to education, training and employment.
In 2018 DIVERT engaged with 501 young adults with 27% progressing into training, education or employment
DIVERT has a reoffending rate of 8%. The reoffending rate in London is 27%, therefore DIVERT is 19% under the London average.