Juvenile diversion is a program offered in Cuming County designed to keep youth out of the formal criminal justice system. Diversion is generally extended to individuals who have not had previous contact with law enforcement and who have committed an infraction or a non-violent misdemeanor/felony offense. Individuals who successfully complete diversion will not have a legal record of the offense. This is important for anyone needing to attain or maintain certain licensure or trying to gain security clearance for employment or post-secondary education.
Diversion is a 30 – 180-day program offered to first- or second-time offending youth, who have been referred by the county attorney. Our office provides juvenile services in Cuming County and Burt County through an interlocal agreement. During the diversionary period, the participant is expected to complete community service, a letter of apology, an education class and/or a substance abuse evaluation.
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or by appointment