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Prosecutor’s Office Veterans Diversion Program
PASSAIC COUNTY VETERANS DIVERSION PROGRAM - INFORMATION

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office is proud to announce the launch of a Veterans Diversion Program (VDP) in Passaic County. 

Under the new VDP, eligible veterans who are charged with a non-violent petty disorderly persons offense, disorderly persons offense, or crime of the third or fourth degree may be eligible for diversion to rehabilitative treatment in lieu of the traditional criminal justice process. Participants must meet all diversion requirements to remain in the VDP, and the program must be successfully completed within two years from the date of diversion. A veteran who successfully completes the terms and conditions of this program to the satisfaction of the prosecutor, has not been the subject of any subsequent criminal charges, and continues to make progress with mental health and/or substance abuse treatment shall have his/her charges dismissed. 

To be eligible for the VDP, the applicant must be an eligible servicemember. A servicemember is defined as any veteran or enlisted person or officer of the United States Armed Forces, or a reserve component thereof, or the organized militia of the State of New Jersey pursuant to N.J.S.38A:1-3. The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office retains sole discretion over who is admitted into the VDP. 

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