Underage / Theft Diversion

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Alcohol Drug Education Program (ADEP)

This program is for first time offenders referred by the prosecutor in the case. Applicable offenses for consideration into this program include all Underage Consumption charges. The cost of the ADEP Program is $100 ($50 ADEP course fee, and $50 Court administrative fee). There will also be court costs associated with the case which is a minimum of $100. All money owed is due at the time you enter your conditional no-contest plea. The offender will be required to schedule and complete the ADEP class at the following address;

Miami County Recovery Counsel (MCRC)
1059 North Market Street
Troy, OH 45373
Phone: 937-335-4543
MCRC Website

Theft Diversion Program

This program is for first time offenders referred by the prosecutor in the case. Applicable offenses for consideration into this program include all shoplifting and petty theft charges. The cost of the Theft Program is $150 ($100 for the course and $50 for an administrative fee). There will also be court costs associated with the case which is a minimum of $100. All money owed is due at the time you enter your conditional no-contest plea.

Theft Intervention Course

Requirements for the Theft Program include an enrollment in the Ohio Intervention Center’s e-based Theft Intervention Course, or (TIC), located at:
282 James E. Bohanan Drive
Vandalia, OH 45377
Phone: 937-415-0701
Fax: 937-415-0579

Course Requirements

This program can be completed through a combination of email-based correspondence course work, completion of screening documents, and a clinical interview completed in person or by phone. It consists of five sections of course work that include required reading sent to the client, the completion of homework assignments based on the required reading, and a final exam that will complete the educational phase of the program.

Each class assignment can be sent to the offender as an e-mail attachment or by mail. Response can be returned to the instructor in the same fashion. This course is designed for first time offenders. It offers the court an option for intervention of theft behavior that is truly impulsive, and often peer-driven. The internet based course often serves as a comfortable medium for high school and college students, however, is open for any first offender.

Course Completion

The court will refer the offender upon entering the program, and will hold the offender accountable by completing the course within 120 days. The Ohio Intervention Center will send a completion report or non-compliance report to the court within three to five days after the deadline.

This court program is a 12 month diversion program, therefore allowing for a dismissal of the case upon successful completion. Unsuccessful terminations will be found guilty in the conditional no contest plea, and will be sentenced accordingly.