Juvenile diversion is a program established in 2004 by the Juvenile Awareness Group designed to keep offenders out of the court system. It is based upon the belief that, in many instances, there is a more appropriate and beneficial way to prevent future offenses. If an offender successfully completes the program, the charges will be dropped and there will be no court record.
Youth may be eligible for diversion for an offense for each of the following offense categories:
- MIP and/or drug related offenses
- Assault offenses
- Property offenses
- Certain traffic offenses
The County Attorney must make a recommendation to the diversion program before application is considered. The County Attorney has the right to refuse or allow any individual for participation