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Pretrial Diversion 

Phone: (402) 643-3055
FAX:  (402) 643-9701

Location:  Justice Center, 261 S 8th St, #211, Seward, NE 68434
Hours:   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Program Director- Eden Lund

Diversion Case Manager- Mike Betzen

Diversion/ Attendance Support Case Manager- Art Anderson

Senior Administrative Assistant- Kira Bernard


Make a Payment

Payments for the various programs offered by Seward Pretrial Diversion can now be made online through our partner, Certified Payments. There will be a 2.49% convenience fee automatically added to your payment when using a credit/debit card. All fees are non-refundable. Click on the logo to make a payment.


Please contact the Diversion Office if you have questions regarding the remaining balance on your account. You may pay by cash, personal check, or money order in the Diversion Office to avoid paying the convenience fee.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Seward County Pretrial Diversion Program is to provide persons charged with criminal offenses in Seward County an alternative to traditional criminal justice or juvenile justice procedures.

Our Programs 

The Seward County Pretrial Diversion Office offers five independent programs within the community:

  • Pretrial Diversion

  • Drug Accountability

  • Insufficient Funds

  • Attendance Support Program

  • Parents for Change

Each program is equipped with educated and trained staff that work closely with participants for the purpose of meeting program goals and requirements. The Seward County Pretrial Diversion staff are dedicated to their mantra:

 “Building relationships while providing opportunities for change.”

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