Juvenile Justice

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For more information, contact:

  • Jay Getner, LMFT Coordinator of Restorative Justice and Prevention Programs 203-854-7788 jgetner@norwalkct.org
  • Jessel Vitonera Assistant Coordinator Restorative Justice 203-854-7786 jvitonera@norwalkct.org
The Juvenile Review Board (JRB) consists of community-based representatives from Police, Court, Department of Children and Families, Department of Youth Services, as well as mental health professionals who use meaningful alternatives to the Criminal Justice System through strategic interventions that are community-based. These alternatives are designed to promote responsibility by the offender, help solve problems that may be at the root cause of the delinquent behavior, and take into consideration the needs of the victim. Youth under the age of 18 who have no prior arrests that have committed a misdemeanor offense, are truant from school, or who are beyond control of their parents (such as running away or engaging in delinquent behaviors) may be eligible for this process. If the youth and family comply with the diversion alternative, they will not have to appear in Court and will not have a juvenile record regarding the offense.