The Winona County Diversion Programs are offered by the Winona County Attorney's Office as alternatives to traditional court prosecution for those:
Who admit to violating the law;
Who have little or no prior or pending criminal history;
Who have the ability to follow the program components;
Who are remorseful; and
Who have the ability to make appropriate restitution to the victim and reparation to the community in a timely manner.
Offenders who are accepted into and successfully complete the Diversion Program will have the criminal charges against them dismissed.
Winona County has diversion programs for three types of cases. Misdemeanor diversion is for those qualifying individuals charged with specified misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or petty misdemeanor offenses. Felony diversion is for those qualifying individuals charged with specified felony offenses. Juvenile diversion is for those juveniles charged with specified juvenile offenses. For more information, please see each program's page, listed to the left, or contact the Diversion Coordinator at (507) 457-6490 or Diversion@co.winona.mn.us.