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Deferred Prosecution


Deferred Prosecution is a non-judicial early intervention program frequently utilized with low-risk, first time offenders.

The Deferred Prosecution unit provides necessary services to youths and families aimed at preventing further progression of these minor offenders into the juvenile justice system. Youth and families agree to complete an individualized service plan that will keep the youths from having to appear in Court for their offense. Deferred Prosecution agreements typically include voluntary participation in counseling services, restitution agreements or other community interventions that can meet the specific needs of the youth without a formal period of court-ordered probation.