The Juvenile Diversion Program is a joint effort of the Dayton Mediation Center and The Montgomery County Juvenile Court. This program engages youth in a conversation about issues or problems they face that have lead them to be involved with the Court system. The program empowers youth to communicate with the complainant to address their own conflicts and to provide an alternative to the Court process. First time offenders are often given this opportunity. The Center believes that when youth are engaged in their own conversations they often become more responsive towards avoiding conflict in the future.