In a collaborative effort to address youth risk in the Wayland community, the Wayland Police Department (WPD), and Wayland Youth and Family Services (WYFS) have established the Wayland Diversion Program. Juveniles may be referred by the Middlesex District Attorney's office as an alternative to having changes pursued in court. The program includes: substance use assessment, brief family counseling and community service work. The requirements of the program are determined for each student in collaboration between the Wayland Police Department and the Middlesex District
Attorney Program Director. Separately, the public schools in collaboration with parents may access the diversion program as part of their disciplinary procedure.
How are students referred to the Diversion Program
- Students may be referred to the Diversion Program by the Middlesex District Attorney.
- Students may be recommended to participate by the High School or Middle School principal as part of a disciplinary matter.
- Parents may enroll their teen in the program voluntarily.