What is Diversion?

Diversion is a voluntary program that offers juveniles an opportunity to resolve a filed police report without appearing in court. The Prosecuting Attorney may refer juveniles to the diversion program, especially if their crimes are minor offenses and they are first time offenders. Participants are held accountable to the victim and community and learn skills to help them make better choices.

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1. My child was involved in a law violation. What will happen next?
2. My child was arrested and placed in detention. What happens next?
3. What is Probation?
4. What is Diversion?
5. What is Pretrial Release Supervision?
6. Does Jefferson County Probation supervise Felony cases?
7. Where can I obtain a court ordered substance abuse assessment?