Deferred Entry of Judgement
The PES DEJ Program (“Program”) set forth by these guidelines is designed to reduce recidivism and deter future involvement in criminal violations of a more serious nature by providing persons who meet the eligibility requirements of the Program the opportunity to participate in educational, rehabilitative, and service projects. A major component of this objective is that the defendant makes full restitution to the victim for any and all losses suffered as a result of the defendant’s criminal act. Further, in many cases, the Program will require the defendant to obtain treatment through therapy or counseling in the event that a minor disorder gave rise to the aberrant behavior which resulted in the criminal law violation. The Program is a pre-trial offer from the District Attorney. The Program is not District Attorney Diversion pursuant to Penal Code section 1000.