Community Diversion Program
Middleburg Heights works with the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court to sponsor a Community Diversion Program (CDP) for first-time juvenile crime offenders. The program is administered through the mayor’s court.
If a juvenile is arrested for the first time and if the crime is a misdemeanor, the case can be referred to the County Juvenile Court for suggested diversion back to the city for community-based action.
In such cases, our mayor’s court magistrate decides on a punishment that can include restitution, community service and other actions. Once the sentence is completed, the offense is removed from the juvenile’s record.
The purpose is to give first-time misdemeanor offenders an opportunity to enter adulthood with a clean record.
To discuss possible CDP action for a juvenile offender, contact the mayor’s court at (440) 234-6907.
The police department offers a number of programs to benefit and protect our community. Some of these programs are specifically intended for children.