Prosecuting Attorney
​Phillip A. Riegle

Juvenile Diversion

The philosophy of the Juvenile Diversion Program is to divert youth away from the Criminal Justice System. This program allows the Prosecutor's Office to offer an alternative course of action to the families it serves. Working directly through the Prosecutor's Office allows the case to be handled at a local level, thus preventing the youth from receiving a formal court record.

The Juvenile Diversion Program has three objectives:

  • Restore and support the authority of the parent.
  • Instruct parents on how to hold their children accountable.
  • Monitor and counsel children on making good decisions.