Juvenile Services

Juvenile Diversion

Most illegal activity by juveniles who are first or second time offenders charged with relatively minor violations of the law are diverted to the Diversion program. The County Attorney’s office determines which offenses are eligible for Diversion. The Diversion Officer schedules interviews with the juvenile and parent/guardian in order to determine if the case can be handled without formal court involvement.

To participate in the diversion program a juvenile must:

  • Admit responsibility for the illegal act
  • Participate in unpaid community service work and/or an approved counseling, or education, rehabilitation
  • Pay restitution to the victim when requested, or pay a monetary assessment when required.

If the juvenile complies with these requirements the County Attorney will not file formal charges. If the juvenile does not comply, the case is submitted to the County Attorney for review. This could result in the filing of a petition alleging delinquency or incorrigibility in which the juvenile would have to appear before a judge for disposition of their case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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