Diversion Program

The diversion program is intended to give a "second chance" to offenders who commit a relatively minor criminal offense.

Diversion is a privilege and not a right. There is no guarantee diversion will be granted in any given case. The needs of the offender are less important that those of public safety and the rights of the victim(s).

In determining whether or not to grant diversion, the District Attorney will consider whether the defendant demonstrates a genuine sense of remorse and is prepared to acknowledge the act(s) charged and accountability for the consequences of their actions.

If you have further questions about or need assistance with the diversion program, you may contact our office at 913-715-3114.

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Diversion Process

Use the Online Diversion option first. If you are not successful with the Online process, call the Traffic Unit at 913-715-3011 or email DATTrafficDiversionUnit@jocogov.org to determine Diversion eligibility. This should be done well in advance of your Court date. When calling, listen to the message carefully and leave a detailed voicemail. If sending an email, be sure to include your name as it appears on your citation and the case number in the subject line.

You may visit the Johnson County District Attorney’s Diversion Office located on the 3rd floor of the Johnson County District Courthouse to pay your fees and sign your Diversion Agreement OR appear in Court on your Court date. The Diversion Office is available Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Diversion fees and court costs must be paid in full at the time of signing. Forms of payment accepted include cash, money order, personal check, or credit card. Use of a credit card is subject to service fees. If you complete the diversion process, DO NOT pay the FINE if there is an amount listed on the ticket.

Diversion is a privilege, not a right. Diversion may be denied to an applicant for any reason permitted by law. 
If you have any additional questions, please visit the Frequently Questions section at the bottom of each division page or contact our Traffic Diversion Department at 913.715.3011.

If you participate in the Traffic Diversion Program, DO NOT pay the fine listed on the citation.

If you are granted Traffic Diversion, you are required to continue to attend all court appearances until you are instructed not to by the Court. Please visit public.jococourts.org and search your case number.

Veterans Treatment Court

The Johnson County Veterans Treatment Court (“VTC”) is a program for Justice Involved Veterans who are charged with criminal offenses in Johnson County District Court that offers supervised treatment and supportive services as an alternative to incarceration. As part of VTC, the DA’s Office offers VTC Diversion, which is intended to give a “second chance” to veterans who have committed criminal offenses which are, in part, the “result of an injury, including major depressive disorder, polytrauma, post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury, connected to service in a combat zone, as defined in section 112 of the federal internal revenue code of 1986, in the armed forces of the United States of America.”