Helping Hand

Important Information

In response to COVID-19, the Weld County District Attorney’s Diversion Programs are unavailable to meet with people in the office until further notice. If you have an appointment scheduled with staff, we will be in contact to reschedule that appointment with you for a later date.

We are unable to collect paperwork or payments in the office at this time. Please mail, fax, or scan paperwork instead of bringing it into the office. If you need to make a payment, please mail a money order or cashiers check and we will mail you a receipt. You can mail payments to: 915 10th Street, P.O. Box 1167, Greeley, CO 80632. Attention: Diversion/Case Manager's Name. You can fax paperwork to (970) 352-8023.

There will be a delay in payments being deposited so please plan accordingly if you choose to send a personal check. Do NOT mail cash.

We understand that parts of your diversion agreement such as community service, in-person classes, and appointments might be impossible to complete at this time. Please contact your case manager so that we can plan accordingly for these circumstances.

We will be working but our availability will be different than usual. Email will be the best way to contact us during this time. If you call your case manager, please only leave one message and we will return your message when we are available.

If you or someone you know experiences a mental health emergency, call (970) 347-2120, option 2 to connect to Crisis Services. Walk into the Crisis Center, 928 12th St., Greeley. Or text TALK to 38255.

En respuesta a COVID-19, los Programas de Desvío del Fiscal de Distrito del Condado de Weld no están disponibles para reunirse con personas en la oficina.

Si tiene una cita programada con el personal, nos pondremos en contacto para reprogramar esa cita con usted para una fecha más tarde.

No podemos recopilar documentos o pagos en la oficina en este momento. Envíe por correo, fax o escanee documentos en lugar de llevarlos a la oficina. Si necesita realizar un pago, envíe un giro postal o un cheque de caja y le enviaremos un recibo.

Habrá un retraso en el pago de los depósitos, por lo tanto, planifique en consecuencia si elige enviar un cheque personal. No envíe dinero en efectivo.

Entendemos que partes de su acuerdo de desvío, como servicio comunitario, clases en persona y citas, podrían ser imposibles de completar en este momento. Comuníquese con su administrador de casos para que podamos planificar en consecuencia para estas circunstancias.

Estaremos trabajando pero nuestra disponibilidad será diferente. El correo electrónico será la mejor manera de contactarnos durante este tiempo. Si llama a su administrador de casos, solo deje un mensaje y le devolveremos el mensaje cuando estemos disponibles.

Si usted o alguien que conoce experimenta una emergencia de salud mental, llame al (970) 347-2120, opción 2 para conectarse a Servicios de Crisis. Entra en el Crisis Center, 928 12th St., Greeley. O envíe TALK al 38255.

Society's Alternative to Prosecution

The diversion program is intended to give a "second chance" to offenders who commit a relatively minor criminal offense. Most often, cases referred to the program are a misdemeanor level offense, but some felony offenses are suitable for consideration.

Why Offer This Program?

Diversion Wrong The diversion program is intended to give a "second chance" to offenders who commit a relatively minor criminal offense. Most often, cases referred to the program are a misdemeanor level offense, but some felony offenses are suitable for consideration.

We realize people make mistakes, so we offer diversion in an attempt to deter defendants from future criminal and disorderly behaviors. It also serves the courts by reducing the number of less serious cases, in turn creating a more efficient system for judges, juries and taxpayers.

Let it be known: Diversion is a privilege, not a right. There is no guarantee diversion will be granted. The District Attorney holds the right to deny an individual from entry into the program.

Can I Apply?

No. The diversion team will evaluate those eligible cases and will contact you if you fall within the eligibility requirements. Our team will consider whether the defendant demonstrates a genuine sense of remorse and is ready to take responsibility for his or her actions.

What Can Participants Expect?

Diversion is typically a 90-day program in which defendants will be required to complete certain tasks in order to avoid prosecution. Task include, but are not limited to, community service, educational classes, counseling or research projects, BA/UA monitoring and restorative justice mediations.

In addition, defendants are required to be employed or attending school, avoid unlawful behaviors, abstain from drug and alcohol usage and check in with a diversion officer.

What Happens After Diversion?

Assuming the defendant complied with the requirements of the diversion program, it's a warm-welcome back to society. After the successful completion of the program, the District Attorney's office will drop all charges. Just don't break the law again.