The State Attorney’s Office offers several alternatives to formal prosecution to resolve cases involving youth. Our mission is to keep our community safe, and we believe engaging with juveniles early to address their behavior with effective diversion tools and programs can help prevent future delinquent and criminal acts.
First-time juvenile offenders who are facing eligible misdemeanors and certain low-level felonies may qualify to participate in a diversion program that holds them accountable for their criminal behavior and allows them to have their case dismissed if they complete a diversion program. Each program targets the child’s individual needs to rehabilitate them and prevent them from returning to the criminal justice system.
The State Attorney’s Office works with the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court and local community organizations to offer these programs.
Explore the available juvenile diversion programs below: