Forensic Diversion

The Forensic Diversion Program is designed to be an alternative to prison allowing participants to access intensive treatment, services and supervision in hopes of breaking the cycle of addiction and crime in Tippecanoe County. As a participant, he or she will be expected to follow very strict explicit and implicit rules and instructions given in the program by the Presiding Judge. It is expected that the participants will fully comply with the treatment plan developed by the participant, the Forensic Diversion Coordinator and the Forensic Diversion Team.

A dedicated team is ready to support each participant with individual program goals and his or her recovery. The intent of the Forensic Diversion Program is for participants to successfully complete the program as a productive member of society with the resources and education to lead a life of recovery.

Program Collaboration
The Forensic Diversion Program is a collaborative effort among:
  • Home with Hope
  • Local Treatment Agencies
  • Probation
  • Purdue Health Care Advocate (HCA)
  • Tippecanoe County Community Corrections
  • Tippecanoe County Courts, and others
By working together, they seek to provide a strong, consistent program geared toward supporting and helping participants maintain a substance-free, crime-free life.

Forensic Diversion Program
Forensic Diversion involves frequent court appearances, random drug testing, check-ins, support group participation, case management, and individual as well as group counseling. The Forensic Diversion rewards successful participation and imposes sanctions for noncompliance.

The Forensic Diversion Program is a voluntary program available to non-violent, felony cases, individuals struggling with addiction, and individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders. Eligible offenders participate in an intense, phase based treatment program that includes:
  • Career exploration
  • Cognitive based classes
  • Curfews
  • Drug and alcohol treatment and/or education classes
  • Employment goals
  • Random and frequent drug testing
  • Random and unannounced home visits
  • Regular court sessions
  • Support group meetings
  • Therapy