Diversion Programs For Adults
Pre-trial Intervention Program (PTI)
Pre-trial Intervention Programs are primarily designed for first-time adult offenders who meet specific criteria. Participants sign a deferred prosecution agreement with specified requirements. Requirements could include completing community service hours, paying restitution, and/or participating in counseling. The offender’s progress is monitored throughout the duration of the program.
Upon successful completion of the program, charges are dismissed. Failure to complete the conditions required in the program contract results in
Restitution Enforcement Program (REP)
Since the abolishment of the Municipal Court system, city and state government agencies have had an increasingly difficult time dealing with municipal code violators. The Restitution Enforcement Program (REP) began as support for city and state agencies to alleviate the cumbersome court process. The most commonly handled municipal ordinance violations are health code violations.
The program also handles economic crimes such as public assistance fraud, unemployment compensation fraud, failure to remit sales tax fraud, and certain types of theft and forgery cases. Defendants sign a deferred prosecution agreement, agreeing to pay restitution.
A program participant must fulfill all conditions of the deferred prosecution agreement to avoid prosecution. Failure to do so results in the case being referred to a prosecutor for review and possible prosecution.
KEYS 2 Drive
The State Attorney’s Office in coordination with the courts, Clerks of Court in Duval and Nassau counties, and law enforcement launched the KEYS 2 Drive program to help certain traffic offenders obtain a valid driver’s license.
The program is available to criminal defendants who are currently charged with a misdemeanor Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (Section 322.34 Florida Statute) or No Valid Driver’s License (Section 322.03).
The goal of KEYS 2 Drive is simple: To help citizens obtain a valid driver’s license and put them back on the road safely and legally.
A valid driver’s license helps put people on the path to greater personal and economic success.
Download a step-by-step graphical representation of the program:
KEYS 2 Drive Brochure
See more about the program at our dedicated webpage:
The Drug Court Program is designed for defendants who have been arrested for offenses involving the purchase of drugs, possession of drugs and non-violent felonies that have been deemed drug-related. To be accepted into this program, defendants must meet specific criteria and undergo an intensive interview and screening process.
The Drug Court Program offers offenders an additional opportunity to make changes in their lives and reduces incarceration levels. At a minimum, it is a 12-month program.
The Drug Court Program consists of an intensive, level-based treatment program with random drug testing, counseling, case management, and regular court appearances. Defendants who successfully complete the Drug Court Program through diversion are eligible to have their charges dismissed. Defendants who fail to satisfy program requirements face legal action through prosecutorial review.
For more information on Duval
For more information on Clay County Drug Court, visit http://bit.ly/2oa1NDo.
Mental Health Court
Mental Health Court is a collaborative approach with community service providers to assist those with mental health issues obtain treatment services as a cost-effective alternative to incarceration.
The program links offenders with chronic and persistent mental illness or co-
Final determination of entry into the program is made by a judge with recommendations from the State Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, Mental Health Court staff and treatment providers.
Mental Health Court is an intensive level-based treatment program with random drug testing, case management, and regular court appearances. Clients are seen by their psychiatrist in the community or the assigned case manager assists them in obtaining a psychiatrist for updated psychiatric evaluation and medication management.
Once the defendant has successfully completed the program, charges are dismissed. However, if the defendant fails to satisfy the program requirements, they face legal action through prosecutorial review.
For more information on Duval County Mental Health Court, visit http://bit.ly/2ortCbv.
For more information on Nassau County Mental Health Court, visit http://bit.ly/2ovMh7s.
Veterans Treatment Court
Veterans Treatment Court is a nationally recognized program designed to provide essential substance abuse treatment services, mental health services, or both, to current and former military service members who have been arrested for a criminal offense.
One goal of the program is to divert veterans from incarceration and into treatment when there is a relationship between the offense or diagnosis and the veteran’s military service.
The court-supervised, comprehensive treatment program utilizes a collaborative approach includes drug and alcohol testing, regular court appearances, and educational opportunities intended to provide the participants with the skills necessary to maintain a clean and sober lifestyle and reconnect with their families and community.
By coordinating with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), Veterans Treatment Court provides eligible veterans the opportunity to receive specialized substance abuse and mental health treatment services, one-on-one veteran peer mentor support, and assistance in gaining access to veteran health care and benefits from the VA.
Services are provided through outpatient services. However, residential (in-patient) services also are available to those participants who need a higher level of treatment.
For more information on Duval County Veterans Treatment Court, visit http://bit.ly/2pyiSY8.
For more information on Clay County Veterans Treatment Court, visit http://bit.ly/2ors3tS.
ADULT DIVERSION PROGRAM PAYMENTS
IMPORTANT: THE ONLY PAYMENTS ACCEPTED WITH THE FORM BELOW ARE THE $150 ADULT DIVERSION PROGRAM FEE. ANY OTHER AMOUNTS WILL NOT BE PROPERLY ALLOCATED YOU MUST RECEIVE AUTHORIZATION FROM THE DIVERSION PROGRAM TO MAKE PAYMENTS ONLINE PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR PAYMENT. SUBMITTING PAYMENTS ONLINE DOES NOT MEAN YOU DO NOT HAVE TO APPEAR AT SCHEDULED PROGRAM APPOINTMENTS.
Payments MUST be accompanied with the Case Number AND Defendant’s Name in order for the Diversion office to apply payment to the appropriate case. Failure to provide the necessary information could cause a delay in applying your payment.
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Refunds will only be given in the event of erroneous payment or overpayment.
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