Policies and Guidelines For Implementation of Diversions

A Diversion is a contract between the defendant and the State of Kansas. The County Attorney's office represents the State of Kansas. The Riley County Attorney's Office has an active policy of Diversion. In considering whether a given case should be diverted, attorneys in the office will consider the following:

  1. Defendant's history of prior criminal activity.
  2. Extent of harm caused by the Defendant's criminal conduct.
  3. Defendant's intent.
  4. Whether the victim induced or facilitated commission of the crime.
  5. Whether the Defendant has compensated or will compensate the victim.

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