The act of turning aside from any course, occupation, or object; as, the diversion of a stream from its channel; diversion of the mind from business.
That which diverts; that which turns or draws the mind from care or study, and thus relaxes and amuses; sport; play; pastime; as, the diversions of youth.
The act of drawing the attention and force of an enemy from the point where the principal attack is to be made; the attack, alarm, or feint which diverts.
In hydrologic terms, the taking of water from a stream or other body of water into a canal, pipe, or other conduit.
In criminal procedure, a system for giving a chance for a first-time criminal defendant in lesser crimes to perform community service, make restitution for damage due to the crime, obtain treatment for alcohol or drug problems and /or counseling for antisocial or mentally unstable conduct. If the defendant cooperates and the diversion results in progress; the charges eventually may be dismissed. Usually diversion may not be granted for a second offense. (http://dictionary.law.com)
a disposition of a criminal defendant either before adjudication or following adjudication but prior to sentencing, in which the court directs the defendant to participate in a work, educational, or rehabilitation program.
When a family that has been accused of abuse and/or neglect but the system believes that with services the children will be safe. The parents agree to a group of services ranging from parenting classes to drug treatment. This is usually a voluntary action by the parents. The child can even be entered into the system, for example, taken to the shelter, and the family goes into diversion. This is preferable to placing the child away from the family when it is deemed safe.
Diversion is a program that allows defendants that qualify to complete an alcohol evaluation and treatment and the Victims Impact Panel class. If the program is successfully completed, after a year the case will removed from the defendant's record. The other benefit is there is not a one year license suspension because there is not a conviction if the program is successfully completed. Generally, a person is eligible for diversion if they have not been convicted of DUI or its equivalent in another state for the 10 years prior to the date of the new citation and does not have another DUI pending in any jurisdiction. The case cannot involve an accident where a person was injured as a result. [ return to top of glossary
The process of changing the destination and/or the consignee while the shipment is enroute.
Any change in the routing of a shipment once it has been received by the carrier at point of origin and prior to delivery at destination.
The routing of patients to other hospitals because an emergency room is full.
any shipment relinquished to the shipper, consignee or his agent at point of origin or intermediate point or before the shipment has reached its ultimate destination.
the act of keeping materials out of landfills through waste reduction, recycling, reuse, composting or incineration at a waste-to-energy facility.
For State measurement purposes, any combination of waste prevention (source reduction), recycling, reuse, and composting activities that reduce waste disposal at Board-permitted landfills and some waste-to-energy transformation facilities.
For waste measurement purposes, diversion is any combination of waste prevention (source reduction), recycling, reuse and composting activities that reduces waste disposed at Board-permitted landfills and transformation facilities. Diversion is achieved through the implementation of diversion programs. Please see Public Resources Code section 41780.
an accompanying mark or blind that adds difficulty to a following mark or blind.
A factor, usually a thrown or shot bird, employed to cause a dog to lose concentration on a retrieve.
A distraction, of some sort, including but not limited to a bird, a dry shot, poison bird, a person moving, talking, yelling or walking, etc. that may throw a dog off his course on a mark or blind. Tests switching, or dropping. Tests a dogâ€(tm)s concentration. Develops trust between the handler and dog in that the dog must trust the handlerâ€(tm)s ability to direct him to the proper retrieve.