Juvenile diversion program to expand

State grant will pay for coordinator


Cheyenne County is expanding a juvenile diversion program that offers alternatives to the formal justice system for minors alleged to have committed offenses.

Paul Schaub, Cheyenne County Attorney, said in the past, diversion has been offered on a case-by-case basis. A $30,000 state grant, awarded in May, will now allow the county to hire a full time coordinator to create a systematic juvenile diversion program.

"Any eligible person for the program is going to be presented with the same set of guidelines as everyone else," he said. "This type of program with these types of guidelines have t...

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