Druglink’s Diversion Scheme aims to increase people’s understanding of low-level offending related to a substance or type of behaviour.
We partner with Police Forces across the UK in order to reduce the number of low-level offences. At our partner Forces, when an individual commits an offence that involves alcohol or certain drugs, they will be offered the chance to attend a Druglink Diversion course.
If someone has received a Penalty Notice for Disorder (PND) for an alcohol or drug related offence*, attending one of our Alcohol or Drug Diversion Courses will result in the cancellation of their ticket and fine and they will only have to pay to attend our course. If they have received a Conditional Caution or Community Resolution for an alcohol or drug related offence*, they have to attend the course - non-attendance could result in prosecution.
*The Diversion Scheme cannot be used for serious assaults or domestic abuse.
Course locations and timings
All of our Diversion Scheme courses are based as close as possible to the partner Police Force. They will be in an accessible venue, such as a community centre, fire station, training centre or college.
You will be given a maximum of 21 days in which you must book on to one of our courses, which run throughout the year.