A youth is referred to the program by the participating Police Departments.
Contact with the youth and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) must be made by the Program Director or Diversion Personnel within two weeks of the referral. This is done by mail, in which an “initial letter” is sent to the parent(s) or guardian(s).
The youth and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) must undergo a pre-admittance intake appointment with the Program Director or Program Coordinator to evaluate his/her suitability for the program. Background history questionnaires will need to be completed by both the youth and parent(s) or guardian(s). The questionnaires will be reviewed at this intake appointment.
Contract agreements will need to be signed by both the youth and adults prior to admission into the program. Registration fees are to be paid at the first meting.
All youth will be placed on a waiting list to begin the next available diversion group. Each diversion group consists of 15-20 youth.