Juvenile Review Board

WHAT IS IT?

The Juvenile Review Board (JRB):

  • Is coordinated by Guilford Youth & Family Services.
  • Is comprised of professionals form Guilford who are committed to serving youth and their families.
  • Works with juveniles under age 16 who are first time offenders.
  • Provides local intervention which helps youth in the most direct and meaningful manner.
  • Offers supportive services to both youth and their families.
  • Promotes self-respect an, in turn, respect for others.
  • Encourages young people to face their responsibilities
  • Assesses and makes recommendations that would be in the best interest of each youth.

THE OVERALL GOAL OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DIVERT YOUTH FROM THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM, WHEN APPROPRIATE, BY HANDLING THE PROBLEM IN THE COMMUNITY.

HOW DO WE WORK?

Referrals are made to JRB by the Police Department, Superior Court for Juvenile Matters, Guilford School System and Guilford Families.

Waivers to gather appropriate information are signed by the youth and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s).

All referrals are held in the strictest confidence. The diversion process is entirely voluntary.

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JUVENILE REVIEW BOARD MAY INCLUDE:

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY – Restitution, personal apology and/or community service work.
PREVENTION – Support to individuals and families, alcohol and other drug counseling, involvement in positive youth development activities.
SUPPORT – For families through counseling and referrals for additional services.
PARTICIPANTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO – Undergo education appropriate to their offense.

OUR BOARD
Our board is a group of volunteers committed to helping young people and their families within the community. The board is comprised of members from local schools, the police department, clergy, social service agencies, the medical community, and the juvenile court.

– For more information call Youth & Family Services at 453-8047.