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Release To Parent; Diversion By Police; Secure Detention FAQ

expand Question : What are police diversion programs and why would the police use a diversion program? ‎(1)

​Police may work with the local district judges or schools and set up "peer juries" or community service programs for juveniles. These programs make the juvenile accountable but do not result in formal juvenile court actions. Police diversion may be used for first time minor violation. Police have discretion not to charge juveniles in minor cases.