Fresno County Diversion
CorrectiveSolutions is under contract with the Fresno County District Attorney's Office to administer their diversion programs. The DA's Office offers several different diversion program options for offenders who have a minimum criminal history the opportunity to avoid involvement in the criminal court system.
The programs' conditions include behavioral change courses that introduce cognitive behavioral change strategies and consideration of the connection between participants' thinking and behavior, as well as a deep reflection on their involvement in the criminal justice system. Other conditions include community service, random drug and/or alcohol testing, etc. In addition, the programs involve restorative justice components and offer referrals to community-based resources tailored to the individual participant.
A participant's successful completion of the assigned activities results in a non-filing of criminal charges or dismissal of filed criminal charges.
This Diversion Program is designed to effectuate changes in the behavior of eligible individuals through the completion of a behavioral change program with the option of other conditions on a case-by-case basis.
The process is the same as the Post-plea Diversion Program, however, at the discretion of the judge, the defendant may not be required to enter a plea.
INDIGENT FUND & FEE ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
Participants wishing to be considered for indigent status will be instructed during the Diversion Plan Conference call by a case manager to send proper documentation to CorrectiveSolutions.
A defendant may have their fees waived entirely or reduced by 50% depending on their household income and number of dependents (not including the $40 enrollment fee, which has been paid prior to the DPC). Extenuating circumstances may be considered and defendants will be reassessed throughout the program if personal circumstances change.