- Diversion is a program designed for first-time offenders charged with relatively
- Diversion is a privilege and not a right.
- If the youth's diversion is revoked, the youth may be found to be a juvenile
offender and have a formal juvenile record.
- If all the requirements of the diversion are completed, the case will be
- If the youth is found to be a juvenile offender, then the court can order
various alternatives such as a fine, probation, house arrest, out-of-home
placement, confinement in a juvenile correctional facility and other
rehabilitative services, therapies and programs that are available to the court.
Diversion Acceptability Criterion:
- No prior juvenile adjudications or diversions in Kansas or any other
- Only one current juvenile offender complaint pending against the juvenile;
- No prior adult criminal convictions in Kansas or any other jurisdiction (does
not include traffic offenses or minor municipal offenses);
- No current charge(s) higher than a level 7 felony (exception: sex cases) or no
current charge involving the manufacture, sale or delivery of drugs;
- No more than five counts charged in the current complaint; and
- Must accept responsibility for the underling offense.
If you have any questions, please consult our
frequently asked questions
or call (913) 715-7476.
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