NORTH METRO YOUTH DIVERSION PROGRAM

North Metro Youth Diversion Program is for youth 10-20 years of age who live in Adams County and have been referred by the Adams County Courts or by Adams County School Districts.

The Adams County courts refer teens and young adults who have been issued a citation for a first-time alcohol possession/consumption offense, a possession of drug paraphernalia offense or a misdemeanor drug related offense by a Municipal Court in Adams County, Colorado.

Schools in Adams County may refer a teen to the Youth Diversion program due to an alcohol and/or drug offense within the school environment.

COURT REFERRALS

If you or your child have been referred by the courts, you are directed to participate (both teen and parent/guardian for teens 10-17) in the AFY iWISE one-time 4-hour north metro diversion class/session.

To Register For Your Class/Session Follow This Registration Link:

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

You must register for the class with AFY iWISE class within 72 hours of receiving your citation to determine if you are eligible for the North Metro Youth Diversion program. If you are found to be eligible and complete the 4-hour program in its entirety, the alcohol offense, possession of drug paraphernalia offense or misdemeanor drug related offense will be dismissed. If you have charges in addition to those referenced above, you must appear on your court date for those charge(s).

If you are eligible and agree to accept the full conditions a responsible adult must attend the four-hour class with you if you are between the ages of 10 and 17 at the time of the citation. Those 18 and older do not need to bring a parent/guardian, but they are welcome to attend if they want to.

The program must be completed prior to the court date on your citation. If you successfully complete the program and are under the age of 18, you must appear with a parent, guardian or other responsible adult at the referring municipal court on or before your court date with a certificate of completion from AFY iWISE. The referring municipality will dismiss the alcohol possession/consumption offense, drug paraphernalia offense or other drug related offense. If you do not successfully complete the program, you will need to appear on the court date listed on your citation.

It is your responsibility to complete the program prior to the court date listed on your citation. For this reason, it is critical that you register with AFY iWISE within the 72 hour time period. Failure to contact AFY iWISE class and make arrangements to attend and complete the program may mean you will no longer be eligible for the North Metro Youth Diversion Program and you must appear in court on your assigned date.

CLASSES ARE DIVIDED BY AGE GROUP

Classes are divided by age Group (10-13, 14-17, 18-20) and by an assessment score which will be determined during the registration process.

Class Time And Location Is Also Determined During The Registration Process.

Classes are held in three different locations, determined during the registration process:

  • Alternatives for Youth/iWISE Class – 11172 Huron, Suite 22, Northglenn, CO 80234

  • Brighton location – 27JEducation Services Center, 18551 East 160th Avenue, Brighton CO 80601

  • Commerce City Location – Adams City High School, 7200 Quebec Parkway, Commerce City, CO

PRE-PAYMENT for class is required – $100 and can be done on-line at registration, by calling the office and paying over the phone, or can be brought to the Alternatives for Youth office, 11172 Huron St., Suite 22, Northglenn 80234. Credit cards or exact cash accepted.

For any questions, please call the Alternatives for Youth office: 303-776-8184

SCHOOL REFERRALS

If your child’s school has referred him/her to the Youth Diversion Program please follow this link to register for the class. https://bit.ly/ithrivediv

Class Time And Location Is Also Determined During The Registration Process.

Classes are held in three different locations, determined during the registration process:

  • Alternatives for Youth/iWISE Class – 11172 Huron, Suite 22, Northglenn, CO 80234

  • Brighton Location – 27JEducation Services Center, 18551 East 160th Avenue, Brighton CO 80601

  • Commerce City Location – Adams City High School, 7200 Quebec Parkway, Commerce City, CO

For any questions, please call the Alternatives for Youth office: 303-776-8184