Juvenile Diversion: Juvenile Diversion is a non-criminal disposition finding alternative means for youth rather than going through regular court process. Alternatives to court might include counseling, community service, and/or restitution. Eligible juveniles are between the ages of 7 and 17. Diversion is only for first time offenders, and is made on the recommendation of the arresting officer.
Community Service: Through the Juvenile Diversion program provided by the courts, juveniles are given an alternative to regular court proceedings, which usually includes community service hours. Community Service comes in many forms, whether it is raking an elderly person's yard or washing police vehicles. Community Service gives the youth an opportunity to give back to their community.
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