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.