Youth Offender Diversion Alternative
When you look at the dark side, careful you must be . . .
for the dark side looks back.
Restoring Youth: Creative Courts & Caring Communities
YODA provides young adults with the opportunity to address their court charge (or life issue) through an educational program resulting in a dismissal of charges.* These include:
- Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and/or Paraphernalia
- Underage Drinking - 2Young2Drink
- Disorderly Conduct
- Injury to Property
- Inappropriate Communication (verbal or cyber/electronic)
- Others, as directed by the District Attorneys Office
What to Expect:
A Family Group Conference (Mediation) that encourages family participation and oversight of the issue faced.
Educational videos on appropriate topics including drugs and addiction, underage drinking, and effective habits for teens.
- For Marijuana
(If your worksheet shows 2 video's, please just do the one)
- For Underage Drinking
One hour of community service per year of age of the youth. May be substituted for an educational substance use class for 15-18 year olds.
When appropriate, minimum attendance of 1 AA/NA Meeting.
Service Learning Project (related to issue).
When court related, $60 court fee payment to clerk of court, with receipt to us; non-court, $60 fee to program.
Independent completion, with the documents mailed/brought to us before next court date.
*First time offenders only unless approved by the District Attorneys Office