The Juvenile Review Board (JRB) is a positive and meaningful alternative to the juvenile justice system for those who have committed minor delinquent acts or who are experiencing issues in school or at home. The program utilizes the principles of restorative justice and focuses on strengthening ties to the community. Youths may be referred to the JRB by school resource officers, local police, or Juvenile Court. The program is voluntary, and participants appear before a panel of local volunteers to take responsibility for their actions and formulate a plan to repair their relationship with the community. When a participant successfully completes the course of action recommended by the panel, there will be no juvenile court record of the offense.
For more information about the Juvenile Review Board, please contact the Diversionary Services Coordinator at 203-452-5193.