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
  • Larceny/Shoplifting
  • 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