Most illegal activity by juveniles who are first or second time offenders charged with relatively minor violations of the law are diverted to the Diversion program. The County Attorney’s office determines which offenses are eligible for Diversion.
JIPS is a program which is highly structured and closely supervised, which emphasizes house arrest, surveillance, treatment, work and education. Juveniles may participate in any or all of these activities for a minimum of 32 hours of productivity a week.
A juvenile is placed on Standard probation when a judge determines that he or she does not need the maximum restrictive environment of the Department of Juvenile Corrections, but does need supervision and monitoring.