(TIM RASSMUSSEN/Stevens County Prosecutor)
The Diversion program is up and running. We have identified several persons who can qualify and have invited them to join the program. The persons have responded with interest and we have signed contracts with some of them. The folks invited are those we think could best benefit and who could qualify. I have a meeting soon with the commissioners to ask for some flexibility in the fee structure in order to make sure we can serve as many folks as possible. We will see.
The program has also investigated starting a re-licensing program under the same umbrella. We are investigating the possibilities of using the existing re-licensing program from Spokane County to serve Stevens County folks. I hope it works out, because many people are caught in a trap of having their license suspended. They are unable to get the money to pay to get the license and unable to work because they do not have the license. Catch 22. More