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A diversion program is designed to enable alleged offenders of criminal law to avoid criminal charges and a criminal record. The purposes of diversion are generally thought to include relief to the courts, police department and probation office, better outcomes compared to direct involvement of the court system, and an opportunity for the offender to avoid prosecution by completing various requirements for the program.
These requirements may include:
Diversion programs often frame these requirements as an alternative to court or police involvement. Successful completion of program requirements often will lead to a dropping or reduction of the charges while failure may bring back or heighten the penalties involved. Clients are normally referred to us by the prosecutors, probation officers or attorneys.
- Education aimed at preventing future offenses by the offender
- Restitution to victims of the offense
- Avoiding situations for a specified period in the future that may lead to committing another such offense
We offer the following diversion programmes:
- Alcohol safety programme
- Substance abuse programme
- Reckless driving programme
- Anger management
- Implications of shoplifting
Recovery Assistance Programme
Substance Abuse & Alcohol Abuse
Our 3-month Recovery Assistance Programme provides a structured safety net to keep recovering addicts on the right track. The programme builds bridges in oneís self, opens communication between the person and the family, provides a chance to voice concerns or celebrate achievements, and truly changes the lives of everyone involved in this challenging process.
This 3 month programme includes:
Continuing care is the key to lasting recovery. The program allows an individual to continue with further after care programmes.
- Individualized attention for both the person in recovery and the family
- An assigned counsellor, or case manager, working with the client to stay on track
- Random toxicology screenings
- Counselling and maintained contact with loved ones regarding progress
Sessions will include:
This is a 3 month programme of which the client attends sessions once a week.
- Effective strategies to sustain change
- Behavior shaping
- Intellectual cognitive & Spiritual enhancement
- Social reintegration
- Stress management
- Self-esteem building
Mediation is intended to bring parties together to clear up conflicts, misunderstandings, find out concerns, and reach a resolution. Mediation is an informal dispute settlement process run by a trained third party, called a mediator.
A mediator does not offer suggestions to solutions and do not evaluate suggestions or agreements. Mediatorís task is to facilitate that the negotiations are carried out in a manner so constructive that the parties reach a solution of their own.
Mediation can be used in divorces, real estate, and labor bargaining, and in other disputes, in an attempt to avoid taking a case to court.
Through the process of mediation, parents have the opportunity to work together and create a parenting plan that honors each parent's unique contribution to their children's upbringing.
Basic principles for mediation.
Mediation Creates a Win-Win Result
- Mediation is always voluntary for the parties and they can at any time leave the negotiations.
- In mediation confidentiality is respected. That applies for the parties and the mediator.
- Mediator is neutral and impartial and do not offer solutions to the conflict.
- Mediator does not offer any legal evaluation of the conflict.
- Mediator presides over the negotiations.