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 hoursAttend counseling, informational and/or educational classesPay 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.