The Juvenile Review Board is a community-based program that provides youth who have committed a juvenile offense the opportunity to make things right with an alternative to Juvenile Court. Through a mediated process, the youth understands how their behavior harmed the victim and community, acknowledges that their behavior harmed others, and takes responsibility to repair the harm through direct or indirect action.
The Juvenile Review Board consists of the youth, parents/guardians, the victim of the crime, community members and law enforcement officials. A Balanced and Restorative Justice approach balances the needs of the offender, the victim and the community. The Juvenile Review Board also helps youths make lasting changes to their behavior to prevent future offenses.
The program is open to Hartford youths ages 17 and younger who are first-time misdemeanor offenders. Youth are referred to the program by law enforcement officials.
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Help youth who have been arrested for minor offenses forge a better path by listening to their cases, asking questions and helping them determine how they can right their wrongs and give back to the community. Click here to learn more or download the flyer.