Juvenile Review Boards

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The following information is summarized from the Connecticut General Assembly Office of Legislative Research, Report #2004-R-0941.

WHAT IS A JUVENILE REVIEW BOARD

Juvenile review boards (JRBs) are diversionary and prevention programs designed to help local police departments deal with juvenile offenders. They are usually composed of representatives of local youth service agencies, police departments, and the juvenile court. Because JRBs are entirely local, there is no state agency that oversees them or keeps track of their existence or operation. Although they are basically the same, there is no single model that JRB’s must all follow, so they can be tailored to meet the needs of the particular community. They can be created totally at the discretion of the municipality and the key to starting one is to have the local police and the local youth agency, usually a youth service bureau, agree on how the board will be structured and how it will work.

TO FIND INFORMATION ON JUVENILE REVIEW BOARDS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:

Search by service name: Juvenile Diversion

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SOURCES: Connecticut General Assembly Office of Legislative Research, Report #2004-R-0941
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: January2017