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March 29, 2019

NTCC and DA's Office Create Diversion Partnership

Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC) and The Office of District Attorney Warren
Montgomery have partnered to create an educational opportunity for low-risk, first-time offenders enrolled in a rehabilitative program offered by Montgomery’s Office.

Through the new partnership, participants in the District Attorney’s Pre-Trial Intervention Program, commonly called Diversion, will be able to attend NTCC as a condition of the program and an alternative to prosecution. Diversion is typically offered to first-time offenders of non-violent crimes. Participants are required to complete a number of conditions, aimed at changing the behavior that led to the criminal offense. Those conditions often include substance abuse counseling, anger management, drug screening, community service, and more.

“This partnership is designed to provide misdemeanor offenders with employable skills in an effort to help them become productive citizens that support our community,” Montgomery said. “By investing in our Diversion participants now, we significantly decrease the risk that my office will have to prosecute them in the future for criminal behavior.”

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