There are three types diversion programs generally offered by the US attorneys Office in Washington D.C. in criminal cases. Mediation, Deferred Prosecution, and Deferred Sentencing Agreement. The Drug Court is a part of the Delayed Prosecution protocol.
Eligibility: Defendants who have a verified substance abuse or dependence problem defined by a current substance abuse assessment and one of the following:
At least three positive (+) drug tests within the past 12 months
Verified history of receiving drug treatment within the past 12 months, or
A positive (+) drug test for a controlled substance on the day of arrest, initial appearance or random spot check. The Pretrial Services Agency (PSA) and the USAO screen defendants for Drug Court Eligibility
Requirements: The defendant must enter into a Delayed Prosecution Agreement (DPA). Among other conditions, the defendant must participate in drug testing, counseling and treatment at the direction of PSA.