Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney

Pre-Trial Diversion Program

The Pre-Trial Diversion Program shows defendants that although a crime has been committed, through engaging in appropriate corrective activities, they can provide restitution and also work to change their life. Pre-Trial Diversion allows first-time, non-violent offenders an opportunity to rehabilitate themselves through participating in various corrective programs. Defendants must complete the program's activities.

The victim in the case must also agree to the defendant’s enrollment in Pre-Trial. Upon completion of the program defendants are eligible to have their case dismissed by the District Attorney’s Office. Successful program completion can result in the expungement of charges from the defendant’s record. Failure to complete the program will result in the continuation of charges and prosecution of the case.

Contact Pre-Trial Diversion for more information.

For information about the Diversion Program for traffic citations offered through Recorder's Court, please contact the court directly at (404) 371-3272 or via email at

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