You'll probably never feel worse about it than you do now, and its aim is actually to come out on the other side knowing that you are NOT a criminal, but that you committed a criminal act, and that there are reasons and factors in your life that led you to commit that criminal act, and that you have the power not to repeat the behavior.
The only perfect people are angels, and they live someplace else. Everyone there, including the people who host the class, suffers the dilemma of being human. You'll be fine, and you'll probably never steal from anyone again. Some extremely decent folks have been down the rabbit hole a time or two, and you sound like one of them. Good luck.
You probably do not have a record so it is not to make you feel worse. It is to give you an opportunity to avoid a conviction. You are being offered the chance to take a diversion class for dismissal.
You probably do not have a record that is probably because you are being offered the chance to take a diversion class for dismissal. If you are take it.
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