Attorney’s Office

Juvenile Diversion Program

The Early Services Project is an intervention and prevention program for delinquents under the age of twelve (12). The children receive family-oriented programming based on thorough assessment and skill building. The process combines traditional methods with age appropriate consequences, a positive role model and the development of long-term family recreational activities. The parents and child sign an agreement, which includes the following conditions:

  1. Obey all laws
  2. Obey all rules of the parent
  3. Attend school daily, complete school work and obey school rules
  4. Attend an apology session with the victim or write a letter of apology
  5. Attend all meetings with mentor and case facilitators
  6. Complete 1-11 hours of community service

The goal is to decrease the likelihood these young offenders will continue to break the law.

Contact Us

Polk County Attorney's Office
Polk County Justice Center
222 Fifth Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 286-3737
Fax: (515) 286-3428