|Lebanon Court Diversion Program (LCDP)|
The Lebanon Police Department (LPD) refers first-time, low-level youth offenders to the Lebanon Court Diversion Program (LCDP) as an alternative to going through court. Court diversion is a voluntary program; individuals are free to proceed in court at any time.
The LCDP is a confidential program involving a Case Manager and a panel of community volunteers. The volunteer panel members reside in the Upper Valley, are trained in restorative justice practices, and come from many different backgrounds. To participate in the court diversion process, youth must take responsibility for their illegal behavior and be willing to accept the consequences. The panel creates a Court Diversion Agreement (contract) that clearly states what offenders must do to make amends to victims and the community.
Offenders are given 60-90 days to complete their contract. If they successfully complete all the conditions of the contract and pay the full program fee, their case is returned to the LPD prosecutor and the charges are dismissed. If they fail to complete the contract, their case is returned for prosecution in court.
For more information, please contact:
Lebanon Court Diversion Volunteer Application Forms: