Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Official Website

Diversionary Programs

Diversion Programs are a form of sentencing that enable offenders of criminal law to possibly avoid charges and a criminal record. If programs are completed successfully, they will often lead to a dropping or reduction of charges; whereas program failure may bring back or heighten the penalties.

The goal of Diversionary Programs is to promptly identify, screen and assess individuals with substance use and co-occurring disorders, and link them to appropriate treatment and recovery services.

There are two Diversionary Programs in Bucks County:

Click here to access FAQs about DCDP and Drug Court.