Misdemeanor Diversion Program for Adults
In 2011, the Winona County Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the Misdemeanor Diversion Workgroup of the Winona County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and representatives of Winona State University, has developed the Misdemeanor Diversion Program.
Participation in the program is not a right of the defendant, but rather an alternative to prosecution for those defendants:
(1) Who acknowledge that the conduct giving rise to possible prosecution was a violation of law;
(2) Who are remorseful; and
(3) Who have the ability to make appropriate restitution to the victim and/or reparation to the community in a timely manner.
Defendants who are accepted into and successfully complete the Misdemeanor Diversion Program will have the
charges pending against them dismissed.