Juvenile Pre-Trial Intervention is a diversionary program for some first-time, non-violent offenders who are under the age of 17. Defendants are referred to the program by a Family Court prosecutor and must undergo an evaluation to determine whether the juvenile is eligible and what the requirements for successful completion will be.
The following are common requirements of the program:
- community service
- writing essays
- drug counseling/testing
- paying restitution to victims
- touring a prison or county jail
- educational classes
The total cost of the program is $200, which includes a $100 assessment fee paid at the time of intake with a money order or cashier's check. You may pay by credit card at our Bluffton office.
Participants who are rejected from the program or who fail to satisfy all requirements of the program will be returned to Family Court for prosecution.
For more information, contact our PTI staff at 843-255-5880.