The programs share common goals:
- Ensure prompt disposition of low-level felony cases with minimal use of public resources.
- Encourage payment of restitution to crime victims.
- Distinguish between offenders who merit criminal sanctions and those who deserve a second chance.
PRETRIAL DIVERSION - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The largest program overseen by this section is known as "Pretrial Diversion." First offenders charged with lower level crimes are given a chance to resolve the case against them without a criminal record.
Who is eligible for Diversion consideration?
What cases are considered?
Diversion Placement is available for lower level theft and fraud cases. Diversion is not available for violent crimes and most weapons offenses. Link to the Diversion List for a more detailed description.