The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office recognizes that there are times when public safety is best served by diverting first-time offenders from the criminal justice system.
Adult diversion programs refer these offenders to social services, chemical dependency or mental health resources. First-time offenders are closely monitored to make sure they meet program expectations. The goals set include accountability, taking advantage of services offered, remaining law-abiding, completing community service, and paying restitution. Every successful diversion reduces costs in the criminal justice system and reduces the number of repeat offenders.
The Hennepin County Attorne's Office administers adult diversion programs for drug and property crime offenders.