This one-year program helps educate certain prostitution- or solicitation-related offenders to understand the risks and consequences of committing these acts, and to remove occurrences of these offenses from the neighborhoods in which they occur.
The state's attorney will make an offer to qualifying first-time offenders on the first court date. At the first court date the case manager explains the screening process.
An applicant is ineligible if:
Offender must enter into a formal agreement with the state's attorney, in which he or she admits to the offense charged. Solicitors must pay a fee of $425, which includes $25 DTA fee, $200 program fee and $200 HIV/STD testing fee, and perform community service. The fee must be paid no later than 30 days after the agreement is signed. Prostitutes must pay a $25 DTA fee, undergo HIV/STD testing and complete en educational program about the dangers of prostitution. If the offender is denied into the program, there is no appeal of the decision.
Completion or termination