Sexual Offenses : If you/your child has been referred to the Diversion Counseling Program for a case involving a sexual offense (ie: incest, indecent exposure, sexual assault, sexual contact no consent, etc.) please schedule an intake in Castle Rock or Centennial and choose the option “Sex Offense Intake Appointment” or by contacting diversion’s administrative assistant at 720-874-8680 or send an email to email@example.com. Click here to get started: Castle Rock Calendar
Adults : if you were charged as an adult, please schedule your appointment in Centennial and choose the option “Adult Intake”. Click here to get started: Centennial Calendar
Spanish Speaking : Para información sobre el programa de desviación en español o para hacer una cita de entrada para el programa de desviación, por favor llame a Jennifer al 720-874-8680 y ella se comunicará con un intérprete.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Diversion?
The Diversion Counseling Program is administered by the District Attorney of the 18th Judicial District, serving Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties. The program provides an alternative to prosecution in court for select juvenile and adult offenders. The Diversion Counseling Program uses therapeutic interventions and restorative justice practices to address individual, family and community needs. Our primary goals are to provide accountability, identify and intervene to address contributing risk factors for offending behavior, and to increase the well-being of all participants.
What is the cost to participate in Diversion?
There is a one-time non-refundable fee that must be paid in order to participate in Diversion.
$150 for juvenile cases
$500 for juvenile sex offense cases + the cost of treatment
$300 for adult cases
What kinds of things might I be doing when I am in Diversion?
You and your assigned counselor will create a treatment plan designed to address your risks and needs. Your treatment plan may include individual, family or group therapy, restorative justice practices and experiential therapies like art and wilderness for juveniles. All participants in diversion must also agree to and abide by the diversion contracts standard terms and conditions.
How long will Diversion take?
The answer to this question varies depending on the individual treatment plan of each participant. How quickly the goals of the plan are achieved is primarily driven by the participants themselves.
What happens when I am done with Diversion?
Once you have completed the requirements of diversion you will be given a letter of completion. If your case was filed into court a motion to dismiss will also be filed. If you are a juvenile your case will be eligible for expungement. You can access information of the expungement process here. If you are an adult you should consult a lawyer for information about the sealing process and your eligibility.