Juvenile Intervention & Diversion

Denver Public Safety Youth Programs function as a partnership between the community, private and government organizations to promote positive youth diversion and intervention programs. Youth programs serve thousands of youth and families each year through a number of prevention and intervention services.


Prevention Strategies for At-Risk Youth

Voluntary Diversion and Prevention

The Voluntary Diversion Program serves as a prevention program that helps address the needs of young people who are engaging in delinquent behavior and are at risk of entering the juvenile justice system without some sort of intervention.  The process works the same as the Municipal Juvenile Diversion Program in that an assessment is completed and a diversion plan is created to include services that will address root-issue causes of delinquent behavior.  

All services that are available to youth on court-related diversion are also available to youth on voluntary diversion, including:

  • anger management/conflict resolution
  • drug and alcohol classes
  • gang intervention and family workshops

Referrals to the program come from a variety of sources including parents, school officials and police officers to name a few. 

Parents and schools can make a referral  by contacting us via  email or by calling (720) 913-4620. 

Youth Leadership Summit

The Denver Public Safety Youth Leadership Team is made up of young people (13-18) looking to take an active role in the community.  The all-day summit is designed to give youth an opportunity to discuss issues they face, support programs and policies that better the lives of youth within the Denver-metro area, and develop an ongoing partnership within the community.

Youth Summit sponsors and participants challenge young people to engage in meaningful dialogue with city leaders about issues ranging from health, safety, secondary education, and job readiness. Since its inception, the youth summit has been attended by over 15,000 youth and adults. 

For additional information contact Theresa Kimmet at (720) 913-4622.