In 2011, HB1686 introduced changes in the law to bring accountability and standards to programs that provide juvenile diversion services while ensuring they remain flexible enough to meet local needs. Programs that are accredited by the Administrative Judge of the Judicial Branch Family Division have met rigorous Accreditation Standards and demonstrated a high level of proficiency within their programs.
The New Hampshire Juvenile Court Diversion Network has an active Accreditation Committee that meets regularly to review and update standards, and programs are typically accredited for a 2-year period.
- Programs that are interested in becoming accredited should submit the Intent to Become Accredited Form which will notify the Committee that the candidate is ready to engage in dialogue about his/her program and participate in a site visit.
- For Accredited Programs that have a change in program leadership, fiscal agent or location, they are required to submit a Request for Accreditation Review Form to ensure the program continues to meet the Network’s rigorous standards for program oversight, financial management and building safety and accessibility.
For more information about accreditation, please review Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions.