Juvenile Diversion Program

The Boulder County District Attorney's Office Juvenile Diversion Program is an accountability program that offers juvenile offenders an opportunity to acknowledge their wrongdoing and make reparations.
The Diversion Program facilitates change through:
  • Community service
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Education
  • Other interventions
The youths are expected to communicate their apology to the victims, and to the community, in words and in deed. Empathy and genuine remorse are accepted as first steps towards healing.

The program prides itself on the unique relationships that the staff develops with the clients. Since the program is needs based, the Diversion staff pays close attention to the story behind every criminal behavior. It is our belief that an attentive ear, an open heart, a non-judgmental attitude and firm expectations promote respect and accountability.

The program looks at an individual as a whole and strives to enhance one’s strengths. The contract between the individual and Diversion is carefully crafted. The goal is to facilitate a series of small, yet meaningful, successes that will support a newly gained, positive self-perception.

Program Participants

Diversion program participants are youths between the ages of 10 and 18 who have been contacted by law enforcement for their first felony or subsequent misdemeanor, and whose cases have been referred to the District Attorney's Office for prosecution.

Referral Process

The law enforcement officer files offense reports with the DA's Office. The officer directs the youth to report to the District Attorney’s Office for an assessment on a certain date. In addition, the officer tells the youth to appear in court on another date after the assessment has been completed. The District Attorney reviews the police report and the assessment score and determines eligibility and appropriateness for Diversion.

Services Provided

Diversion Contract Conditions


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Boulder District Attorney
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Boulder, CO 80306


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