Diversion Program

Diversion is a different way of dealing with juveniles who are referred for a first misdemeanor and/or gross misdemeanor offense. The juvenile is not required to go to court and cannot be sent to juvenile detention.

A diversion agreement is a contract between the juvenile and the diversion unit. A diversion agreement may require the juvenile to:

  • Perform community restitution hours
  • Attend counseling, informational and/or educational classes
  • Pay restitution and/or a fine
  • Under certain circumstances juveniles may be counseled and released, which means no further action will be required.

For more information, call 360-679-7325.