The Supervised Diversion Docket represents a minimal service intervention. In addition to a simplified court process, most of the burden for fulfilling and verifying court orders is placed on the client and family. Failure of the youth to comply can lead to a case transfer to the formal docket where supervision and court intervention are increased. Casework staff implement the court order, receive verification of compliance, and report to the court. Personal contact is minimal; usually four contacts during the course of the case.
The Supervised Diversion Docket is designed for first-time offenders, where the offense is not so serious as to consider removal from home. Most felonies will not be considered. Clients and families who appear to have the strengths to fulfill court orders on their own can be considered. To be eligible for the Supervised Diversion Docket, the youth must make a voluntary and knowledgeable guilty plea.
A youth placed on the Supervised Diversion Docket can expect to receive at least the following services post-disposition:
Note: Additional contacts may be provided based on client need.
- One face-to-face interview with caseworker within ten days of disposition, to ensure understanding of the court's expectations and establish time lines for completing any orders.
- Explanation of Youth Community Service requirements and a list of sites for completing assignments.
- Explanation regarding Restitution and/or payment of Court fees is provided.
- Information and referral list for counseling, if part of the order.
- One face-to-face interview with caseworker monthly during Consent term.