Court Diversion is a local community justice program that diverts some offenders, typically with minor charges, out of the court system. Upon successful completion of the program, the state’s attorney dismisses the case. If an offender does not complete the program, the matter is returned to court for prosecution. Click here for more information about the Court Diversion process.
Pre-Trial Hearing: This is a hearing to keep the judge informed of all issues to be resolved, including whether there will be an admission or denial of the allegations in the petition. The judge may proceed directly to the Merits stage.