Data Source and Calculation
The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of successful diversions by the number of total diversions for each fiscal year. A diversion is the handling of a juvenile intake complaint in an informal manner rather than through the official court process. The intake officer develops a plan for the juvenile. The plan can include counseling, informal supervision, restitution, community service or other programs. The juvenile and their parents must agree on the plan. Informal supervision is limited to 90 days for truancy and 120 days for all other offenses.