Drug/Alcohol Diversion Program

The Drug and Alcohol Diversion Program is intended to divert minor drug and alcohol offenses at the district court level. Defendants charged with minor drug and alcohol offenses who wish to participate in the program must waive their preliminary hearing. The case then remains in the district court until the charge(s) is/are withdrawn upon successful completion of the program. If the defendant does not successfully complete the program, the case is returned to the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.