Pretrial Diversion Division

 

Pretrial Diversion is an alternative to prosecution for qualifying non-violent offenders which benefits the public and the offender. Offenders that enter the program are supervised by this office while they complete the conditions of their agreement, thus deterring future criminal behavior. The offender pays the cost of the program plus any restitution that may be owed to victims. Participants are referred to various educational or vocational courses, personal or group counseling and to other community agencies appropriate to their needs.

Community Advantages to this program

General Criteria for Participating in this Program

Selection Process

Qualified participants are referred and accepted into the pretrial diversion program. The case is screened to determine if the offender meets the criteria for the program. The defendant is sent a letter informing them of the program. Pretrial Diversion is a voluntary program and offenders may choose to consult with an attorney before entering pretrial diversion.

Participant's Responsibilities

When the terms and conditions are completed, the case is dismissed. Cases vary on length of supervision depending on the severity of the crime that was committed.

Pretrial Diversion Contacts

James Fontenot - Director
Courthouse Building
300 Iberia St. Suite 200
New Iberia, La. 70560
337-369-4444

Iberia Parish Pretrial Diversion Office
Courthouse Building
300 Iberia St. Suite 200
New Iberia, La. 70560
337-369-4444

St. Mary Parish Pretrial Diversion Office
Courthouse Building, 5th Floor
Franklin, LA 70538
337-828-4100
ext. 550

St. Martin Parish Pretrial Diversion Office
Courthouse Building
415 South Main Street
St. Martinville, LA. 70582



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