Substance Abuse Evaluation & CounselingThe evaluation must be completed by a certified drug/alcohol counselor. Upon signing the Diversion agreement the defendant will be provided a list of counselors. You must complete a minimum of eight (8) hours. If counselor recommends more, you are required to follow their recommendation.
If you live outside of Hamilton County you may locate a counseling agency in your area. This can be done by looking in the yellow pages under "substance abuse" or "mental health" agencies. You can also call your local Probation Department or hospital and ask them to refer you to an agency. For students attending college your local health center may offer a sufficient program. All counseling is subject to the approval of the Diversion Coordinator.
Depending on your offense you will be required to complete twenty (20) to forty (40) hours of community service.