Youth Diversion Program
Learning From Mistakes
The IMPACT Youth Diversion Program is designed to give young people who commit a non-violent, low-to-medium level offense the opportunity to remain in the community while addressing their needs rather than being prosecuted, adjudicated, or placed in a secure detention facility.
Offering Better Choices And A Second Chance To Succeed.
By partnering with local law enforcement, juvenile probation, Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh, the District Attorney’s Office, identified family members, and other community stakeholders, the IMPACT Youth Diversion Program may serve as an alternative to prosecution for eligible youths. This initiative utilizes community-based providers that support evidence-based, outcome-oriented programs and supports trauma-informed care that result in academic success, personal and career development, and good citizenship saving tax payer funds and strengthening the community.
The Youth Diversion Program Helps youths learn from their mistakes through early intervention by:
Repairing the harm caused to families, victims, and the community;
Equipping and encouraging them to make responsible decisions;
Holding them accountable for their actions while ensuring they also make amends for harm caused;
Recognizing that community-based social services can be an effective intervention for those youths dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues; and
Encouraging them to fulfill short-term personal goals.
Your Support is Needed
The IMPACT Community Initiative relies on the support of others like you to help us make a difference. Find out how you can get involved by sharing your gift of time or financial support.