710 N. 7th St
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Intermediate Intervention Diversion program is operated by Kaw Valley. Juveniles who commit misdemeanor crimes other than theft, criminal damage to property, drug or sex offenses are eligible for this program. It is a 6 month program with a contract and conditions similar to the other three diversion programs. A case manager monitors the juvenile’s compliance with the terms of the diversion contract.
The Intermediate Intervention Diversion program also has a youth court component. A juvenile may be referred by the case manager to youth court. Youth court is held on the first and third Tuesday's of each month in the evening. Other juveniles act as the prosecutor, defense attorney and the jury. An assistant district attorney presides over the hearing and informs the jury of their duties as jurors. The juvenile has already admitted committing the crime, so guilt or innocence is not determined in youth court. Witnesses testify as to what happened and the prosecutor and defense attorney make recommendations to the jury as to what sentence should be imposed. The jury leaves the court room and deliberates on the sentence. When the jury returns to the courtroom, the jury foreperson informs the court of the recommended constructive sentence which then becomes a part of the juvenile's contract.