Addressing 1st Time Offenders

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What is the Y.A.O.P?

The Young Adult Offender Program is a diversion program for 1st time offenders between the ages of 19 and 22. It allows young adults to learn from their choices and to develop tools to  make better decisions . If the program is successfully completed with no other charges, the case is submitted to the District Attorney for DISMISSAL. Completion in the program results in a voluntary dismissal of the charge and is less than the cost of court.







Who?

Referrals to the program may be referred by: Magistrates, District Attorney, Judges, and Defense Attorneys (pending approval from the District Attorney).

Program Requirements

The program requirements: Intake Appointment, pay Program Fee($95), participate in a 4-Hour Workshop, write formal letter of apology, and complete 24 hours of community service.

Qualifying Cases

Qualifying Cases: Law Enforcements charges including, but not limited to: Simple Affray, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Public Officer, Underage Drinking

Cost

There is a $95.00 fee for the Young Adult Offender Program: $60.00 (Clerk of Court) for dismissal of charges and $35.00 (Conflict Resolution Center) for the LifeSkills Workshop.