Can a juvenile on Diversion apply for a job?

There is no condition of Diversion that specifically prohibits a juvenile from seeking, obtaining, or maintaining employment, and in general juveniles who have the permission of their parent/legal guardian to have a job will be encouraged to do so as there are many positive benefits to being employed.  It is also important to realize that a juvenile on Diversion is responsible to pay certain fees and may have restitution; having a way to earn money in an appropriate fashion is a great way for the juvenile to both take responsibility for their situation and also experience the sense of empowerment and other pro-social benefits that come with gainful employment.  However, employment must be appropriate and cannot interfere with the juvenile successfully completing the conditions of Diversion.

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1. If a juvenile participates in the Diversion program, will any charges or convictions appear on their record?
2. How confidential is a juvenile’s participation in the Diversion program?
3. Can a juvenile in the Diversion program travel out of state?
4. Do you have a list of approved Community Service work sites?
5. Can a juvenile on Diversion get a Driver’s License?
6. Can a juvenile on Diversion apply for a job?
7. Who needs to be present for the initial meeting with Diversion?
8. Does the Juvenile Diversion program offer any services to juveniles who are not involved in the juvenile justice system? What kinds of services are offered in these cases?