We realize that part of keeping our roadways safe is not only about enforcement, but education. As a public safety entity, educating the younger generation on ways they can be good community stewards rests with all of us, which is why our police department participates in the Santa Clara County Juvenile Diversion Program.
When our motor officers write a citation to a juvenile for a bicycle, pedestrian and other non-motor vehicle violations, like a municipal ordinance, youth under the age of 18 years are offered the opportunity to attend a traffic safety class in lieu of paying the fines and fees associated with the ticket.
This mock court is where the juvenile is allowed to present their case as if they were in traffic court along with a plethora of other information around vehicle safety. Learn more about how this program operates by listening to our podcast and by watching this quick video from Chief Max Bosel.