Selecting and Clarifying Program Conditions

All prosecutor-led diversion programs include a set of conditions that participants are expected to satisfy to be in compliance with the diversion program.  Those provisions include:

  • General Conditions –  such as committing no new crimes, remaining drug or alcohol free, reporting as required, reporting changes in contact information, maintaining or seeking employment.

  • Make Whole Provisions – such as paying restitution, participating in a victim panel, or doing community service.

  • Therapeutic Conditions – participating in drug, alcohol, or mental health treatment, attending counselling services or anger management classes, or completing employment readiness classes.

Imposing conditions can sometimes be informed by the results of a needs assessment tool completed by the participants.  Such conditions should be clearly spelled out to program participants and be included in a written Participant Contract.