Section 45-7-82.21

Established; discretionary powers; supervision and control.

(a) The district attorney may establish a pretrial diversion program.

(b) The district attorney shall retain all discretionary powers endowed by the common law and provided for by statutes and acts of this state or powers or discretion otherwise provided by law for the district attorney.

(c) The pretrial diversion program shall be under the direct supervision and control of the district attorney and the district attorney may contract with any agency, person, or corporation for services related to this subpart. The district attorney may employ necessary persons to accomplish this subpart and these persons shall serve at the pleasure of the district attorney.

(Act 2009-460, p. 802, §2.)