Specifications include, but are not limited to: To provide for the safety and well-being of the youth, program staff and community.
To expand the use of diversion for the purpose of reducing the number of youth who are
formally processed in juvenile court
To expand evidence-based, or research informed or promising practice addressing the
diversion of youth from the juvenile justice system by providing supports for youth and
familiies in his or her community.
To provide services aimed at promoting social and emotional adjustment, enhancing life
skills and independent living skills; and eliminating destructive behavioral patterns.
To provide services, when appropriate, to the youth in order to facilitate public safety while
assuring the youth will stay in the community.