“In response to the civil unrest of 2020, the District Attorney’s Office and partners created the Restorative Response Program. This was a restorative justice approach to resolve cases involving people who were arrested for non-violent offenses.”
“Policies and protocols put into place by the DAO, the police, the courts, and community efforts to flatten the curve in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic have changed the criminal justice landscape. We are tracking the impacts in a special report.”
"We are increasing the use of diversion and working on improvements and expansions to diversion that we hope will improve employment, address addiction, reduce domestic violence, support our veterans, increase education, lift up children and their families, and reduce government waste."
"Since taking office in January 2018, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has worked to reduce excessive jail and supervision so we can shift those resources to achieve more effective crime prevention and a just society."