Macon County Adult Diversion $5,000 to Community

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Decatur- Local Non-Profit organizations received $5,775.00 from the Adult Diversion Program give back to the community fee.

State's Attorney Jay Scott says the organization receiving the money include Macon County Child Advocacy Center, CONO, Dove Inc, Macon County Animal Shelter, The Decatur Police Benevolent and Protection Association unit #39, The Macon County Senior Center, Independence Pointe, and the Macon County Fraternal Order of Police #144.

Scott says the diversion program started in 1992, diverts appropriate non-violent first-time offenders from the court system, requiring them to pay a fee to the county, pay restitution and write a letter of apology to the victim, complete community service, and to comply with any other conditions imposed.

As of January 1, 2015 the program also requires participants to pay the Give Back to the Community Fee.

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