To participate in the program, a defendant must agree to pay full restitution to all victims. To ensure that full restitution can be paid before the program is completed, restitution must be easy to determine and cannot exceed certain amounts. Participants in the program must agree to pay at least 50% of the total restitution within their first month in the program. Victims will receive restitution much faster under this program than they would with traditional court prosecution.
Successful completion of the treatment program results in a dismissal of the case.
Participants who do not successfully complete the program will face traditional criminal prosecution.
The program should be completed in one year or less in most cases.