DIVERSION AND PROBATION PROGRAM
The stated mission of the Diversion / Probation Program is to reduce alcohol and other drug-related deaths, injuries, and offenses and reduce delinquent behavior, by educating young offenders about the risks and consequences of ATOD use and promote healthy alternatives.
You may be one of those individuals eligible for this diversion program offered by either your School District, Court Services Officer or the Prosecutorís office. Assuming eligibility requirements are met, you may choose to participate in a minimum ten (10) hour educational Diversion Class or for individuals on Probation it is a twenty (20) hour class.
BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANT:
· 10-day Suspension commuted to 3-days.
· Avoid being expelled from school
· Reinstatement to sports activities.
· No legal conviction for this charge.
· No court fines. (This does not include restitution.)
BENEFITS TO COMMUNITY:
· when appropriate, restitution is made to the victim of the offense and the victim receives an apology
· reduces the likelihood of re-offending
· offenders avoid an accessible criminal record
· the offender receives assistance with rehabilitation
· offenders are referred for appropriate counseling and/or treatment
· assistance towards local community projects with voluntary work and donations
The Adolescent Diversion Education Program (ADEP) is a 10-hour program designed for individuals under the age of 21 who have been arrested for alcohol or other drug-related offenses, such as Minor in Possession and Abuse or other behavioral problems/offenses such as Shoplifting, Sexting, etc.
The Adolescent Probation Education Program (APEP) is a 20-hour program ; 4-hours of which parent/guardian participates; designed for individuals under the age of 21 who have been arrested for alcohol or other drug-related offenses, such as Minor in Possession and Abuse or other offenses.