By Aidan Andrews, KLKN

Dozens of people gathered at the steps of the Lancaster County Courthouse on Friday to advocate for pretrial diversion.

They want more people to have access to diversion programs instead of being put behind bars.

The protesters were part of a group called Justice in Action, an organization comprised of 24 faith-based groups.

Almost 1,200 people gathered Thursday night at St. Mark’s Methodist Church to discuss the issue, with the hope that County Attorney Pat Condon would attend.

But protesters said the county attorney did not show up, so they brought their message to him.

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