The Pre-Trial Intervention and Diversion Program is a diversion
program which is offered to certain non-violent offenders who
qualify for participation as an alternative to prosecution. The
purpose of the program is to enhance justice and public safety by
addressing the root cause of the arrest provoking behavior.
Participants receive coordinated assistance in educational and
vocational referrals, personal and group counseling, and referrals
to other community agencies appropriate to their needs.
The program is designed to meet the needs of offenders in an
attempt to deter their future criminal behavior, to minimize loss
to victims of these crimes through payment of restitution by the
offender, to serve the courts by reducing the numbers of less
serious crimes, and to protect the community by closely supervising
the accused following arrest until final disposition of the case.
Participation in the program also allows the participant to remain
in the community with limited disruption to family life and
Active participation in the program should be completed in three
(3) months. Cases involving drug charges could continue for (6)
months. After being accepted into the program and paying a one time
supervision fee of $500.00, each participant will meet with the
Program Coordinator regularly for individual meetings and will also
be referred to community agencies which will provide services
relative to the participant's needs.
Successful completion results in the charge being dismissed.
Additionally, the participant may request to petition the court for
expungment of their arrest record.
Coordinator: Carl H. Freeman
Solicitor General: Tasha Mosley
Harold R. Banke Justice Center
9151 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 477-3380
Fax: (770) 477-3449