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This diversion program focuses on juveniles who are not on probation
but are referred for a violent offense within their families. The
offense cannot be a felony. The juvenile and family work with a
probation officer who specializes in domestic violence issues. The
probation officers assigned to the program try to keep the juvenile
and family out of court. They work closely with other agencies that
specialize in domestic violence, and run support groups.
In 2003 more than 700 juveniles and their families took part in this program.