The Northwestern District Attorney’s Drug Diversion and Treatment Program is designed for non-violent offenders with substance abuse issues, primarily between the ages of 18 –39, who are charged with certain drug-related offenses.
This voluntary program seeks to reduce drug abuse and improve public safety by offering evaluation, treatment and intensive case management.
It provides eligible candidates with the opportunity to receive comprehensive substance abuse treatment services in lieu of prosecution through the traditional court process.
Completing the diversion program requires full participation in an individualized treatment plan with case management for a period of at least six months. Eligible persons must sign a contract acknowledging responsibility for their behavior and agree to voluntarily participate in all aspects of the program.