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ABA Commission on Effective Criminal Sanctions: Multnomah County Oregon Domestic Violence Diversion Program

  • Organization: American Bar Association
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Wednesday, March 15, 2006
  • Submitted: Friday, June 05, 2009
  • Attachment(s): PDF

As part of its research into alternative sentencing, the Commission looked into Multnomah Country, Oregon's Domestic Violence Deferred Sentencing Program. The program is a nine-month program that provides persons who have been charged with a domestic-violence related misdemeanor to attend domestic violence education classes and substance abuse treatment if warranted. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the court will dismiss the charges with prejudice.

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