Syracuse City Court - Adolescent Diversion Part


Onondaga County/City of Syracuse Criminal Courthouse
505 S. State Street, Room 130
Syracuse, NY 13202

Phone: 315-671-4665
Fax: 315-671-2745


City Court Judge
Hon. Vanessa E. Bogan
(Every Tuesday & Thursday at 3:00 p.m.)

Resource Coordinator
Daniel Schick

Goals & Objectives

The Adolescent Divers ion Part [ADP] seeks to promote the administration of justice for 16 and 17 year old defendants in criminal cases. The goal is to encourage non-criminal dispositions that provide an opportunity for adolescents to avoid the legal and collateral consequences of a criminal record. To accomplish this goal, the Court seeks to provide a criminal justice response that includes age-appropriate services, interventions, and penalties.



The ADP accepts misdemeanor and violation level cases. This may include felony level reductions. Cases are screened at arraignment by the Court and approval by the Onondaga County District Attorney is required for a transfer to the ADP.