The Adult Felony Diversion Program started as a small pilot program in 1975, and has grown to a program serving about 650 adult felony offenders annually. Adult Diversion accepts first-time, non-violent felony offenders who express sincere remorse for their offense.
Defendants who are accepted must plead guilty to their charges and are given a two-year deferred sentence. If they complete the terms of their diversion contract successfully and have no new criminal offenses, their charges are dismissed at the end of the two-year period.
The Adult Felony Diversion Program lasts for two years and includes random drug testing, offense-specific treatment, and 48 hours of community service.