Platte County Attorney's Office

Adult Diversion Program

402.563.4974

Platte County Courthouse
2nd Floor (North of DMV Office)

WHAT WE DO

The objective of the Platte County Adult Diversion program is to provide an alternative to court for eligible adult offenders charged with lower level offenses.  The program offers an agreed upon term of months of supervision in order to hold offenders accountable, using rehabilitative and educational programs in order to obtain eventual dismissal of the case.



 

BENEFITS OF DIVERSION

  1. No appearance in criminal court.

  2. Detailed program service plan to assist with program goals.

  3. Community Service in lieu of court fines.

  4. Random drug and alcohol testing if deemed necessary.

  5. Restitution where applicable.

  6. Referral services for behavioral health and substance abuse as needed.

 

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?


The Platte County Adult Diversion Program is designed for adult offenders. Eligibility is restricted to persons referred by the County Attorney who have been charged with an ordinance, infraction, or

 

DIVERSION LEVELS

 

Level  I - Traffic Offenses or Low Level Misdemeanor
Length of Diversion- 60 days
Intake Fee - $40
Program fees- $30 per month X 2 months= $60
(Does not include court costs or restitution)

 

Level II - Offenses other than traffic offenses
Length of Diversion - 120 days (can be extended up to one year)
Intake Fee - $40
Program fees - $30 per month X 4 months-$120 ($30 per month for any time thereafter)
(Does not include court costs or restitution)

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

No eligible adult will be denied service based on their inability to pay. Contact Diversion Coordinator at 402.563.4974 for details regarding Financial Assistance.

 



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2610 14th Street • Columbus, NE 68601 • 402.563-4903 • Fax: 402.564.1914