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San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project

Category   Community Organization


236 8th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 626-4995

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Our mission is to facilitate positive and effective alternatives to fines, criminal prosecution and detention.
The San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project (SF Pretrial) was established in 1976 through the joint efforts of socially conscious citizens, the San Francisco Bar Association and the Judges of the Municipal Courts. They began the program under the premise that the goals of community safety and restoration could be achieved by focusing on individual development, education and public service. Throughout SF Pretrial’s history, our staff have been guided by a philosophy of dignity, respect, compassion and accountability. All of our clients have active criminal cases, and we never lose sight of the fact that they face potentially life-altering consequences at a vulnerable point in their lives.

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