City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Juvenile Programs

The purpose of these programs is to handle first time juvenile offenders within our community and prevent formal charges from being filed against them in the Franklin County Juvenile Court.
 
Successful completion of the program by a juvenile means he/she has no criminal/traffic record.  Failure in the program results in formal charges being filed.  By allowing first time offenders to participate in either Upper Arlington Juvenile Diversion Program, it is hoped that further delinquent behavior will be prevented, and problems will be identified and treated early.  The program benefits the child, his/her family, the schools, and the community.

 
The purpose of the Upper Arlington Juvenile Diversion Program (UAJDP) is to handle first-time juvenile offenders who have committed offenses within the City of Upper Arlington.  The goal of UAJDP is to help juveniles avoid further involvement in crime, and/or inappropriate behaviors.  This is accomplished by providing the juveniles with an understanding of the consequences of criminal behavior, and by helping the juveniles learn to cope with life in a more appropriate manner.  Admittance to the program is at the complete discretion of the Upper Arlington Police, the City Attorney,and/or the UAJDP Program Coordinator.  The following factors may be considered for admission into the program:  defendant's prior record; aggravating circumstances involved in the crime; and the police officer's objection or request for diversion.  If the Police, the City Attorney, and/or the UAJDP Program Coordinator decide not to permit a case to be placed in diversion there is no appeal process.
 

Juvenile Traffic Diversion
The goals of the Upper Arlington Juvenile Traffic Diversion Program (UAJTDP) are to help juveniles avoid further traffic violations, involvement in crime, and/or inappropriate behaviors.  This is accomplished by providing the juveniles with an understanding of the law and the consequences of violating the law.  Admittance to the program is at the complete discretion of the Upper Arlington Police, the City Attorney, and/or the UAJTD Program Coordinator.  The following factors may be considered for admission into the program:  defendant's prior record; aggravating circumstances involved in the stop; and the police officer's objection or request for diversion.  If the Police, the City Attorney, and/or UAJTD Program Coordinator decide not to permit a case to be placed in diversion there is no appeal process.


 
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