accessKent will be down for maintenance between 2:30 and 3:30pm, Tuesday, April 11th. The outage will be for approximately 30 minutes.
The Diversion program provides case management and
supervision services for offenders who are referred from the
Kent County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. These services
include but not limited to the following; the collection of
diversion fees, and restitution, drug testing, referrals to
treatment agencies, and comprehensive monitoring of offender
for a minimum of six months.
The Following Criteria is Used for Qualifying Offenders for
- The offender is charged with a Non - Violent offense.
- The offender has no prior felony convictions, including
- The offender has no more than two misdemeanor
- The offender agrees voluntarily to participate in the
program, and must admit to the offense.
- The total amount of damage for which restitution would be
sought does not exceed *$2,000. This amount is to be
determined by "market value" rather than
"replacement value" and should include all
verifiable restitution arising from the offenders criminal
* If restitution over $2000 this must be approved
by the Chief Prosecutor.
- Successful completion of the diversion program will result
into the original charge being dismissed.
The Intent of this program is to increase the efficiency of
our Criminal Justice System by:
- Decreasing the number of cases entering the court
dockets,thus reducing court backlogs.
- Decreasing the number of cases presented to probation for
pre-sentence investigations, thus allowing them to complete
other case investigations in a more timely fashion.
- Reducing the number of requests for court appointed
attorneys, thus saving the county the cost for these
- Increasing potential for collection of restitution to
victims by offering offenders the opportunity to avoid a
- Reducing jail overcrowding by virtue of moving
incarcerated pretrial detainees through the system faster
due to fewer cases on the docket.
- Reducing the chance for the offender committing future
offenses by early intervention and addressing specific need