Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court
Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court

Diversion

Many juveniles referred to juvenile court are first or second time offenders who commit misdemeanor level offenses such as shoplifting, assault 4th degree, malicious mischief, possession of alcohol/marijuana.  These youth may be eligible for an alternative to formal court processing known as “diversion”. Diverted youth are carefully screened by the Diversion Counselor after receiving the  referral from the prosecutor’s office.  The Diversion Program meets with youth and their families to develop Diversion contracts that provide making amends for their offense to their victim, the community, and/or their families in the way of restitution, skill building classes, referral services, and projects.  These contracts are then monitored by counselors for successful completion.  Some Diversion youth are screened to Volunteer Community Accountability Boards (CAB’s) for their informal hearing.   These volunteers come from diverse backgrounds that are invested in the youth of their communities.  Volunteers are screened, trained, and monitored by Diversion Counselors.

 

For additonal information on Diverson contact:

 

Raynee Miller

Probation Counselor III

509-737-2742

raynee.miller@co.benton.wa.us

 

Haley Kocek

Probation Counselor II

509-222-2315

haley.kocek@co.benton.wa.us

Diversion Brochure

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Volunteer

If you are interested in Volunteering for the Diversion Program please complete the volunteer packet.

Ex Parte

Important Notice

 Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.

Arbitrator Eligibility

Important Notice

Click HERE for information and attestation form.

Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center

7122 W Okanogan Pl

Building A

Kennewick, WA 99336

509-736-3071

 

Importance Notice

The Courts will be closed for  Veteran's Day on Monday, November 11, 2019.

 

There will be no court procededings during the afternoon of Friday, September 20, 2019 do to a Judicial Meeting.

 

The week of September 23, 2019 is a non-trial week because of the Fall Judicial Conference.

 

Please refer to Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.

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