Summary ARD


Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition is available in summary cases in Dauphin County.  This is the only pretrial diversion program available.  Upon successful completion of the program, the summary charge or charges are dismissed.  If you have been charged with a summary offense and do not have any recent, prior criminal record, you may be eligible for this program.  To participate in the program, you must download and complete the below application.  You should submit the application directly to:

Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office
ARD Unit—Summary Offense
101 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 780-6767
Fax (717) 255-1396

ARD Summary Application
Local Rule of Criminal Procedure 301 - Dauphin County

You must include the docket number and indicate in which MDJ Office the case was filed.

The cost of the program is $50, in addition to any restitution that is owed.  Participants must perfume at least 20 hours of community service and any other special conditions required for admission.

The following offenses are not eligible:

a. Offenses under the Vehicle Code
b. Offenses charged under a local ordinance except those relating to public display of an open container of alcohol
c.  Any offense originally charged as a misdemeanor or felony or joined with any such charge.

The District Attorney’s Office will review each application and determine if it is appropriate for ARD.