The Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor has instituted a Veterans Diversion Program for eligible residents within Hudson County. Under the VDP, as codified in the New Jersey Criminal Code at N.J.S.A. 2C:43-23 to 2C:43-31, veterans who are charged with certain non-violent crimes may be eligible for diversion to rehabilitative treatment in lieu of the traditional criminal justice process. The program involves intensive supervision and monitoring of a veteran’s treatment by an applicable treatment provider, the Veterans Administration, and the Prosecutor’s Office. Participants must meet all diversion requirements to remain in the VDP, and ordinarily, the program must be successfully completed within two years from the date of diversion. Upon successful completion of the VDP, the participant may have their charges dismissed.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office (HCPO) strives to maintain a workforce that reflects a similar diversity as the populace of Hudson County in order to effectively serve, protect and interact with all community members. To accomplish this, and in accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:17B-4.10, the HCPO has established a Diversity Program for Recruitment and Selection for the purpose of hiring a diverse group of Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs).