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Jan 10, 2018

Missoula County’s top prosecutor to launch diversion program aimed at low-risk offenders – Martin Kidston, MISSOULA CURRENT

“If you can adequately screen using a scientifically proven tool to identify low-risk offenders early on, you can save criminal justice dollars on them and improve their chances of succeeding if you get the treatment early,” Pabst said. “If you can take those criminal justice dollars and invest them in the higher-risk people, the data tells us that you’ll reduce recidivism in that group as well.”