Adult Diversion

The Delta County Adult Diversion Program has been designed in conjunction with the Delta County District Attorney’s Office to afford adult offenders an opportunity to defer the prosecution of petty offense alcohol and/or drug-related charges, petty theft charges, misdemeanor traffic offenses, and some felony offenses for a period of time pending the outcome of the deferral period and successful completion of stipulated contract provisions.  Successful completion of the contract provisions will cause a recommendation to the District Attorney’s Office for dismissal of the referral charge(s) with prejudice, which will forever bar reinstatement of the charge(s).  This will provide the offender an opportunity to avoid formal sanctions of the Court, therefore avoiding such possible outcomes as a Court record, fines and court costs, points against a driver’s license, an increase in insurance rates, suspension of license, etc., while being held accountable for the charge(s).  However, if the offender fails to present evidence of completion at the review conference (failing to demonstrate contract compliance) or receives a new charge during the deferral period, the case will be returned to the District Attorney’s Office for formal prosecution, which could result in more severe sanctions described herein and may incur a formal record of adjudication, accordingly.

Program requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Diversion fee
  • Case management
  • Useful public service
  • Offense-specific educational courses
  • Drug alcohol testing.
  • Victim/offender conferencing
  • Restitution
  • Substance treatment