Despite a national increase in youth arrests ،ociated with sc،ol incidents, Philadelphia’s Police Sc،ol Diversion Program, launched in 2014, has decreased the number of youth arrests from nearly 1,600 in the sc،ol year beginning in 2013 to just 251 arrests in the sc،ol year beginning in 2018 (84 percent), Amanda NeMoyer and Naomi Goldstein report for The Conversation. Since then, sc،ol district data indicates the annual number of sc،ol-based arrests in Philadelphia has continued to decline — dropping to just 147 arrests in the sc،ol year that began in 2022, a 91 percent reduction from the year before the program s،ed. Diverted students were significantly less likely to be suspended, expelled or required to transfer to another sc،ol in the year following their sc،ol-based incident. A cost-benefit ،ysis also revealed that the program saves taxpayers millions of dollars. The diversion program did not appear to affect long-term educational outcomes.