Juvenile Diversion Agreement Law and Legal Definition

A juvenile diversion agreement refers to an agreement entered into between a court-designated worker and a child charged with the commission of offenses. The purpose of the agreement is to serve the best interest of the child and to provide redress for those offenses without court action and without the creation of a formal court record.

A juvenile diversion agreement shall include:

a. a letter of apology;

b. community service, not to be performed during school hours if the juvenile offender is attending school;

c. restitution;

d. attendance at educational or informational sessions at a community agency;

e. requirements to remain during specified hours at home, school, and work and restrictions on leaving or entering specified geographical areas; and

f. upon agreement of the victim, participation in juvenile offender and victim mediation.