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Juvenile Review Board / FWSN

The JRB is comprised of professionals committed to helping young people and their families. The board incorporates members of the New London Police Department, New London Community and Campus Coalition, The New London School System, New London Youth Services, Parents, Office of Juvenile Probation, Counseling Services, and Community Service Site Representatives.

Purpose of the Juvenile Review Board
The Juvenile Review Board is a community-based diversion program. Community-based diversion is the act of diverting juveniles from the Juvenile Justice System and connecting them with local services and agencies appropriate to meet their needs.

  • To use community resources as the first course of action in handling the community problems of juvenile crime
  • To promote community awareness of services to youth and family
  • To divert juveniles to rehabilitative and supportive services in an effort to reduce delinquent behavior
  • To strengthen the relationship and referral process between the New London Police Department, New London Community and Campus Coalition, New London Schools, and New London Youth Services

Eligibility and Referrals
  • Referrals will be accepted from the New London Police Department and New London School System
  • Referrals will be accepted when the person being referred has admitted guilt and has signed their notice of rights. The juvenile being referred has signified his/her willingness to cooperate with the JRB by signing the required consent form with the JRB. A signature of a parent/guardian is also required
  • All referrals will be reviewed by the JRB for final acceptance and diversion contact
The following are reasons a juvenile may not be referred to the JRB:
  • Serious Juvenile Offenses such as felonies
  • Weapons charges
  • Serious assaults
  • Gang related offenses
  • Criminal Mischief damages exceeding $500
  • Family Violence
  • Not between the ages of 10-17
  • Resides in a town other than New London
  • Repeat offenders

Possible Recommendations and Diversions
  • Restitution
  • Letter of apology
  • Community Service (site approved by the JRB)
  • Student assistance services
  • Counseling services
  • Positive youth development programs
  • Support to individuals and families
  • After school activities
  • Interview / research and essay
  • Advocacy

For more information contact Gail Palladino-Marsh at (860) 701 - 7698, or email her at

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