Diversion programs allow individuals charged with crimes to earn case dismissals by completing court-ordered requirements. One such program is the Mental Health Diversion, which aims to treat the underlying mental condition that contributed to the offense. Eligibility requires a diagnosed mental disorder significant to the charge.
Judicial Diversion allows certain misdemeanor offenders to participate in a court-supervised program. If successfully completed, the court dismisses the charges. Some exceptions exist for certain more severe crimes. The offender must meet specific conditions during the diversion period, which could last up to 24 months. Non-completion leads to criminal proceedings…