654.2 WIC

This is a Court ordered diversion program. This means that the District Attorney’s Office has filed a formal petition with the Juvenile Court. However, the Court has decided that instead of sentencing the juvenile, the case is placed on hold to allow the juvenile to participate in a six month diversion program with the Probation Department. If the juvenile successfully completes the program, the Court dismisses the alleged charges and the case is closed. If the juvenile fails to successfully complete the program, then the Court finds the juvenile did violate the law and gives the juvenile a sentence.