Why It Works

The Contra Costa County District Attorney Bad Check Diversion Restitution Program works because...

  • Bad check incident reports are easy to file and follow-up action is prompt.
  • Upon recovery, 100 percent of the face value of the check is returned to the victim.
  • There is no minimum dollar restriction.
  • Bad check offenders must complete an eight-hour educational class at their own expense.
  • The program operates at no cost to the county or the taxpayers.