Drug Diversion is an outpatient, voluntary and treatment-based program offered through all of the Massachusetts’ Essex County District Court. Referred through the District Attorney’s Office, this program is designed for non-violent offenders of all ages. Participants have been arrested/summonsed to court for substance use related charges, or any charge that might warrant treatment and support rather than jail time.
Participants are actively involved in treatment, which embrace multiple pathways of recovery including intensive weekly case management with a clinical case manager. After a minimum of six months of compliance, wellness and sobriety, graduating participants can expect to have their criminal record expunged.