Chittenden County Rapid Intervention Community Court: Process Evaluation
Group: Crime Research Group
The Vermont Center for Justice Research conducted a process evaluation of the Chittenden County Rapid Intervention Community Court (RICC) program (formerly the Rapid Arraignment Intervention Model, RAIM). The program, which formally began in September 2010, operates under the authority of Chittenden County State’s Attorney, Thomas Donovan. This pre-charge diversion program is available to those arrested/cited for some non-violent offenses that appear to result from untreated addiction or mental illness. Offenders are assessed, and offered community services and restorative justice programs. Those who successfully complete the program are not charged; those who fail to complete the program are arraigned in District Court. The goals of the program are to reduce recidivism and thereby increase public safety by addressing the underlying causes of some criminal behavior. By diverting offenders from the traditional criminal justice system the program may also reduce costs to the Department of Corrections and the State of Vermont.
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