So What is Juvenile Court Diversion?
Court Diversion is a community-based alternative to the formal court process that integrates restorative justice practices, promotes positive youth development, and reduces juvenile crime and recidivism. Diversion programs recognize that you made a mistake. The program gives you the opportunity to take responsibility for and learn from your mistakes without ending up with a juvenile court record.
This option is offered to first-time offenders with a misdemeanor level charge under the age of 18, within the Rochester Police Department’s jurisdiction. You must be willing to take full responsibility for the offense and do not contest the facts of the police report.
What are the Benefits of Juvenile Court Diversion?