≥ An offender never convicted of a FELONY crime of violence. Nonviolent offenses include property offenses (burglary, larceny, fraud, etc.); drug offenses (possession, sales); or public order offenses.
≥ A violent offender is defined as a person whose current offense involves a threat of or actual harm to a victim. These offenses generally include homicide, sexual assault, robbery or assault.
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Final determination of what offenses are eligible for the various collaborative justice courts is made by the local district attorney with input from the collaborative justice court Team members. Each county can define it more narrowly if they choose to do so.