Diversion Court - "Good for Your Business, Good for Your Community."
Provide a local alternative to confinement/jail/prison for minimum risk offenders who have the potential to be rehabilitated, bringing about a behavioral change enabling them to become a responsible and productive member of society/our community; and to meet and discharge financial obligations to our courts.
To more effectively and efficiently utilize County resources and offset the excessive cost associated with housing minimum risk offenders. Reduce the amount of overcrowding in the Washington County Jail by minimum risk offenders.
To allow participants an opportunity to meet court mandated obligations such as fines, fees and costs.
To ensure victims of crime are promptly compensated and/or reimbursed by participants.
Provide an opportunity for participants to leave the work court program without a conviction on their records.
Provide participants the opportunity to obtain a career readiness certificate.
Provide participants the opportunity to obtain their General Educational Development Certificate (GED).