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, youth understand how their behavior harmed the victim and community, acknowledge that their behavior harmed others, and take 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 youth make lasting changes to their behavior to prevent future offenses.
The Juvenile Review Board is funded by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families and City of Hartford.