Diversion Programs

Pre- adjudication diversion is an alternative available to the probation department as a means to hold low risk youth accountable without formal Court processing. In some circumstances youth at imminent risk of being charged as a Delinquent can enter a diversion program and receive services geared toward mentoring, education and interventions. Diversion alternatives can include counseling and/or referrals for Dependency , Informal Supervision,  and community treatment programs. Diversion programs facilitated by Juvenile Probation are the First Offender Program, The Youth Aid Panel, and the Technology and Social Media Awareness Class.

Below is a listing of the diversion programs provided by the Franklin County Juvenile Probation department.

  • First Offender Program
  • The Youth Aid Panel
  • Technology and Social Media Awareness Class
  • Theft Prevention

To read more on these diversion programs, please use the links on the left hand side of the page.