Juvenile Diversion Services
An alternative to traditional justice proceedings for youth ages 7 to 17 who have committed certain types of legal violations.
Our goal is to prevent crime by teaching youth the skills they need to become more productive citizens. Services provided are based on the principle of restorative justice. Educating youth on the harm his/her actions have caused others and ultimately themselves; and to restore the youth's right place in the community.
Juveniles interested in Lancaster County Juvenile Diversion Services do not have to make a plea of guilt, but must accept responsibility for the offense; acknowledge the extent of their involvement; not have been on probation or parole; and be willing to comply with Diversion requirements.