Program Information
Diversion is a legal process whereby first time offenders alleged to have committed certain misdemeanors are offered an alternative to the formal court process.

The goal of diversion is to hold youth accountable for their criminal behavior with dispositions which are fair, proportional, and consistent across the State, to provide due process, to provide for dispositions in a timely and equitable manner, to provide for restitution to victims, and to encourage community involvement through community accountability boards.

In order to hold youth accountable, diversion may impose 0-150 hours of community service, $0-$500 fine, up to 20 hours of Information/Educational classes, and 10 hours of counseling.