The purposes of an early disposition program are to:
Hold offenders accountable for their actions;
Ensure a prompt resolution of criminal matters;
Protect the rights of the public and the offender;
Maximize use of community resources to provide alternative sanctions for criminal behavior; and
Reduce the costs to the criminal justice system that are incurred when traditional sanctions are the only option available to district attorneys and courts. [2001 c.635 §7]Note: See note under 135.941 (Early disposition programs).