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Diversion - Online CPD

NZ $121.00
Mark Wilton 2016  
Mark Wilton
Police Prosecution Service

Package includes:

Online CPD Module Presentation  l  Booklet  l  PowerPoint Presentation

Package Fee (incl GST)

  • $91 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $121 - Non-members

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Online CPD Module

Presentation time: 60 minutes

The New Zealand Police Adult Diversion Scheme provides an alternative means of processing some offenders through the criminal justice court system without the intervention of a full prosecution. Generally the scheme enables eligible offenders to complete a number of activities within a specified timeframe to avoid receiving a conviction for their offending.

In particular, this module will explain:

  • Police Adult Diversion Policy
  • The scheme and the process from start to finish including:
    - First court appearance
    - Diversion interview
    - Diversion conditions
    - Completion of diversion
  • Eligibility criteria:
    - Offender based
    - Offence based
  • Monitoring and auditing of diversion
  • Using and disclosing diversion information
  • The relationship between diversion and discharge without conviction (section 106 Sentencing Act 2002).

The module is aimed at general practitioners who may be faced with clients who wish to be considered for the scheme and for practitioners in the criminal field with up to five years’ experience.

Learning objectives

After completing this module you will:

  • Have a greater understanding of the Diversion Scheme and the conditions and criteria that apply.
  • Be able to better advise your clients in this area.

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Electronic Booklet

Author: Mark Wilton
Published: 8 December 2016
Pages: 19
Electronic booklet can be downloaded from My CPD > My Online CPD after purchase.


The New Zealand Police Adult Diversion Scheme (the scheme) provides an alternative means of processing some offenders through the criminal justice court system without the
intervention of a full prosecution.

Generally the scheme enables eligible offenders to complete a number of activities within a specified timeframe to avoid receiving a conviction for their offending.

The Police Prosecution Service (PPS) has sole responsibly for administration of the scheme.

The scheme provides lawful way to exercise prosecutorial discretion and is governed by policy.

The aim as set out in the policy1 is to achieve nationwide consistency in availability and
approach as well as improved service delivery to Maori and partnership with Maori
communities and service providers.

1 Adult Diversion Scheme Policy 2013, refer to fn 6.

PowerPoint Presentation

These are the slides included in the presentation.
Number of Slides: 32

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