New Hampshire Court Diversion Programs

Lower Grafton County Court Diversion

The Lower Grafton County Court Diversion program serves Lebanon, Hanover, Canaan, Enfield, Lyme, and Orford. Diversion is a confidential program in which referrals are made from the Lebanon Police Department Prosecutor or the Grafton County Prosecutor. The program is an alternative to going through court and is voluntary. The program coordinator works with Restorative Justice Panel volunteers who are trained in Restorative Justice principles and practices, and come from a variety of backgrounds.

Participants must take responsibility for their actions in order to participate. The panel works with the victim and participant to create a contract, which serves as an agreement outlining what the participant will do to repair the harm done and address any underlying needs. If they are successful in completing the program the case is returned to the prosecuting officer and charges are dismissed. If they are unsuccessful in completing the diversion program, the case is returned for prosecution.

Juvenile Court Diversion:

Designed for participants under 18 years of age

Adult Court Diversion (18+):

Designed for participants over 18 years of age

Victim Liaison

Our victim liaison is available to help identified harm parties understand our various programs and the Restorative Justice process.