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Juvenile Diversion

Folsom Police Department's Juvenile Diversion Program is designed to rehabilitate a juvenile offender to minimize the likelihood that they will commit another crime and to keep them out of the formal juvenile justice system. 

When a juvenile is admitted to the program, they work closely with a School Resource Officer to create an individualized program designed to ensure the minor takes responsibility for their actions and learns from their mistakes.  The process may last between 30-180 days and successful candidates receive a certificate of completion that signifies the end of their criminal case. 

Not all offenses or offenders are eligible for the program and the School Resource Officer, in consultation with the juvenile’s parent(s) or legal guardian, makes the determination as to suitability. 

For more information on the Folsom Police Department's Juvenile Diversion Program, please contact School Resource Officer Chad Friedrich at