Diversion program involves transgender women

windycitymediagroup.com – by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times

A group of Chicago legal experts has instituted a new diversion program (one run by a police department or some other office that is designed to enable alleged offenders of criminal law to avoid criminal charges and a record) aimed at helping one of the city’s most marginalized populations. Transgender women charged in the city with sex work can now opt to complete a diversion program much like the one that has been offered to non-transgender women for years.