United States Pretrial Services Agency

Eastern District of Michigan

Diversion Program

The Pretrial Diversion Program originates from the United States Department of Justice and is operated in each Judicial District under the authority of the United States Attorney's Office. The Pretrial Services Office functions as the investigative arm of the United States Attorney, whereby a background investigation is conducted on a candidate who has been referred by the United States Attorney to Pretrial Services to determine the applicant's suitability for entry into the Pretrial Diversion Program. Pretrial Services provides supervision for divertees who have entered the program following the signing of the Pretrial Diversion Agreement. Successful participants will have their charges dismissed, while unsuccessful participants are returned for prosecution.