You may avoid a charge or conviction for some crimes by taking part in a diversion program.
An alternative approach
An alternative approach

Avoid a conviction

You may be able to avoid having a crime on your record by taking part in a diversion program. We offer diversion programs for the following types of crimes.

  • Traffic moving violations
  • Driving without a valid license
  • Shoplifting
  • Dining and dashing
  • Failure to pay cab fare
  • Livabililty or nuisance offenses
  • Obstructing a police officer, without use of force

Reduce disparities

Our City Attorney's office wants to reduce our legal system's:

  • Economic disparities
  • Racial disparities

One of the ways we do this is through diversion programs. 

Reduce repeat offenses

Diversion programs allow us to:

  • Hold you accountable for your crime without putting it on your record.
  • Make sure you learn from your crime.
  • Help you avoid repeating the crime in the future.

Program information

We list our programs and explain what it means to take part in them.

Contact us

Diversion Coordinator

City Attorney's Office