DA’s Office Teams Up with Technical College for Program

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Northwest Louisiana Technical College and DeSoto Parish District Attorney’s Office are working together to develop and implement a 12-week diversion program called CHOICE. CHOICE provides an alternative to incarceration for non-violent, first-time offenders.

CHOICE is an acronym for Choosing to Help Others In the Community through Education.

The intent of the program is to provide an alternative to jail time for non-violent, first time offenders; to allow offenders to continue to work, care for family members; and/ or to pursue educational and other opportunities not available to incarcerated individuals; and to reduce the corrections expense of housing low-risk offenders.

 

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