The use of adult volunteers is essential in the implementation of the diversion program. Each class has two or three trained adult group leaders assigned. A group leader is responsible for arranging speakers, activities and tours, facilitating each program meeting, providing guidance and encouragement, and serving as a positive role model. This leadership is supplied, trained and approved by the Northern Star Council and Juvenile Diversion staff. All volunteers must be 21 years of age and pass a criminal background check.