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Adult diversion

The Adult Diversion Program diverts some first-time non-violent felony offenders and misdemeanor domestic violence offenders from the normal course of prosecution. Referrals are initiated by the Prosecuting Attorney and then screened and monitored by diversion counselors.

The program saves tax dollars by reducing court, jail and indigent defense costs while at the same time holding accountable and rehabilitating low risk offenders.

All participants must:

  • Sign a confession to the crime for which they have been charged
  • Waive their right to a speedy trial
  • Be booked (if not previously arrested)
  • Be supervised for a minimum of one year
  • Report monthly
  • Pay a diversion fee
  • Make restitution to victims

Special conditions are often required, including:

  • Drug fund contributions
  • Substance use evaluations
  • Urinalysis testing. 

Mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and/or domestic violence treatment can also be ordered.

Completing the program

If you successfully complete all requirements of diversion, you are discharged and no further criminal action is taken. 

If you do not comply with the conditions, you are referred back for prosecution.  The signed confession can be used against you in court.


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