Services

Pre-Trial Diversion

Alternative Paths offers a program for first offenders called Pre-Trial Diversion. In many cases, a defendant who is in trouble for the first time may be referred to the Pre-Trial Diversion Program with consent of the prosecuting attorney in the case.

Overview

Alternative Paths offers a program for first offenders called Pre-Trial Diversion. In many cases, a defendant who is in trouble for the first time may be referred to the Pre-Trial Diversion Program with consent of the prosecuting attorney in the case. If the Pre-Trial Diversion Program is successfully completed, the charges against the defendant will be dismissed.

The Pre-Trial Diversion Program is a commitment of six months to one year. During that time the offender meets with the diversion services staff for an initial screening, followed by individual, or group counseling sessions. The offender will develop goals related to life issues which contributed to the offender’s crime. Referrals for mental health, chemical dependency, or vocational services may be recommended depending on the needs of the offender.

The Pre-Trial Diversion Program is a voluntary program. If the offender fails to follow the terms of the program or becomes involved in any new violations of the law while in the program, the offender shall be terminated and returned to the criminal court for the formal court process.

Session Location

Alternative Paths, 246 Northland Drive, Suite 200A, Medina, Ohio 44256

Fees

Offenders accepted into the program must pay a fee of $550. If the fee cannot be paid upon entry into the program, the offender should not apply.

Session dates and times

All sessions are by appointment only.

Contact

To find out if you are eligible for the Pre-Trial Diversion Program, please discuss the referral with your attorney. General questions about the program can be answered by calling Lenny Hrovat, Director of Diversion Services, or Barbara Solomon, Pre-Trial Administrative Assistant, at 330-725-9195.