About the Program
Police referrals received by the Juvenile Intake Unit are screened and can be handled through a diversion program with States Attorney approval. This allows for a speedy due process and does not burden the juvenile court with matters that can be handled with a lesser degree of intervention.
Diversion cases voluntarily sign a contract that must be followed during the time period, usually 3 to 4 months in length. If unsuccessful with the contract, the case could be referred through the formal court process.