Purpose The Juvenile Diversion Program is committed to providing an alternative to Criminal Prosecution for first and second time Juvenile Offenders as well as providing the following:
Assessment and evaluations situations in each individual Juvenile's case, including drug and alcohol use and abuse, Family Crisis intervention, etc. and making this information available to the courts and the County Attorney.
Decreased volume of Juvenile cases required to be filed in court, decreasing time, money, and space in the Juvenile Justice system.
Security for Juveniles in Finney County, who are Juvenile Offenders, Children In Need of Care, in conflict with their parents, in conflict with their schools and educators, or are otherwise in crisis and need immediate primary intervention.
Evaluations for shelter, counseling, refer to and supervise the completion of, for drug and alcohol abuse treatment, or information that will serve the child's and communities best interest.