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Restorative Justice/Court Diversion

Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Executive Director
Address:
Belknap County Restorative Justice/Court Diversion
34 County Drive
Laconia, NH 03246
Phone:
(603) 527-5493
Fax:
(603) 527-5498
Mike MacFazden
Mike MacFazden
 
Staff
Name
Title
Phone Number
Case Manager
(603) 527-5493
Case Manager
(603) 527-5493

Welcome to the Belknap County Restorative Justice Homepage!

Through the programs we offer, our goals are to: 1) encourage a sense of responsibility and accountability on the part of the offender for their illegal acts, 2) save the county money/resources by minimizing the offender’s involvement into the justice system, 3) help build stronger communities by leading in the effort to address the needs of crime victims and community reparation, and 4) provide appropriate education to reduce the amount of re-offending (recidivism).

Programs We Offer:

DIVERSION:


Length of Program
Program Fee
Victim Financial Restitution
Community Service
Life Skills Classes
Jail Tour or Inmate Discussion Seminar
Random Drug Testing*
Employed, Seeking Employment, or Full-Time Student
Written apologies or reflection essays
Juvenile Diversion
3-6 mo
No
Yes, if applicable
Yes
Additional School/Grade Requirements
No
Yes
Yes
Yes, if applicable
Misdemeanor Adult Diversion
6-12 mo
Yes  $400
Yes, if applicable
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes, if applicable
Felony Adult Diversion
10-18 mo
Yes  $500
Yes, if applicable
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes, if applicable

The above table shows the basic requirements for completing the various Diversion programs. Stipulations may be added, deleted, or modified by the Case Manager and/or the Victim/Community Panel.
*Urine collection for drug testing is done in a visually supervised setting.
Mental health and substance abuse counseling may also be included in an individual’s contract at the discretion of their assigned case manager.  If the individual is required to go to counseling, whatever recommendations their counselor makes will also be a part of their Diversion contract and will be a separate payment to counseling agency in addition to diversion program fees.  
Payment plans can be made but there are no scholarships available and the program fee is not waived, regardless of income.








Belknap County, New Hampshire  34 County Drive, Laconia, NH 03246    Phone:(603) 527-5400    Fax: (603) 527-5409
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