2019 POP winner — Durham UK

UK’s Durham Constabulary won the 2019 Herman Goldstein Award at the recent Problem-Oriented Policing Conference in Santa Cruz, California for its Checkpoint deferred prosecution initiative. Low-level adult offenders are offered a 4-month tailor-made program aimed at “underlying issues such as their mental health, alcohol and drug misuse.” A rigorous evaluation found only a 5.6% re-offending rate during the 4-month contract and a 27% lower 2-year re-offending rate compared to traditional out-of-court measures.

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