Juvenile Entry Diversion Initiative (JEDI)
The Juvenile Entry Diversion Initiative (JEDI) serves first-time youth offenders in Frederick, Maryland. As a forgiveness program, the 90-day agenda consists of community work and restorative practice programming to prevent JEDI participants from moving forward into the juvenile justice system. If the participant successfully completes the 90-day program, their juvenile record remains clean. Funding for JEDI is provided by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention and Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.
Participant Profile: JEDI participants are residents of Frederick, MD who are between the ages of 10-18 and are in need of a diversion initiative to help them move past their initial misdemeanor.
Breakdown of Services: Staff teach the JEDI participants how to put their talents to use and how to course correct so they can find success within their self and in their community.
Service Locations: Frederick County, MD
Frederick Lead4Life Location
Frederick County Service Area
22 S Market Street,
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: (240) 499-8949
M-Th: 9am-5pm; F: 9am-3pm
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Apply for this program, or make a referral.
If you, your child, a family member, or someone you know is seeking guidance to overcome a hardship, please contact us. We are here to provide patience, kindness, and direction to meet participants directly where they are in their lives.