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Diversion Program in the Community

Locate a diversion program in a community, at a school, community service agency, or city recreational center, for example.

Describe the purpose, target population, and results of the program. Discuss how diversion programs like this one are related to social process theories.

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The Community Diversion Program is a small non-profit agency committed to working with at-risk youth, to eliminate the need for court involvement or further court involvement. We provide services to youth and families in Eastern Rockingham County at no charge to the family, in order to assist youth in reaching their potential and to avoid court involvement or further court involvement.


The Community Diversion Program offers a multitude of programs and community service opportunities for youth, all free of charge. Our services range from Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Education, Conflict Resolution Courses, Family Mediation. The Agency also provides prevention workshops for area schools.


The Community Diversion Program began in 1995 as strictly a police and court diversion program. Since that date we have expanded our services to include mediation and open our doors to parents and schools for referrals. CDP works with youth 11 - 18 years old and offers free programming for youth and families

Here is one from another state - a school diversion program


1. Briefly describe the structure of your program.

National Education Goal Number Seven states, "Every school in America will be free of drugs and violence and will offer a disciplined environment conducive to learning."

In order to be more responsive to this goal, the City of Heights, the Garfield Heights City Schools and the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, Juvenile Division, has developed and implemented three unique programs; the Garfield Heights Alternative Juvenile Program (AJP), the Cuyahoga County Diversion Program (CDP), and the Garfield Heights Youth, Family and Teen Services Program (GYFTS). These programs demonstrate a unique ...

Solution Summary

A detailed description of a community diversion program in the state of New Hampshire and a school diversion program from Ohio is given in this 1,135 word response.