Diversion Programs as an Alternative to Court

What is a Diversion Program?

The Office of the State Attorney maintains several diversionary programs designed to render speedy justice without involvement in the traditional court system. 

These programs provide victims with a responsive forum to address a loss, to avoid arrest and prosecution of the defendant in appropriate situations, and to bring the case to a conclusion as rapidly as possible in a cost-effective manner.

Diversionary hearings are conducted by specially trained volunteers who serve as mediators or hearing officers. It is a highly technical and professional position with the volunteers administering work hours, restitution, and acting as a referral source in a quasi-judicial atmosphere.

Since their inception, these programs have resulted in thousands of hours of community service and millions of dollars in restitution paid to victims of crime. 

Diversion Programs for ADULTS

Diversion Programs for JUVENILES