The JRB (Juvenile Review Board) The JRB (Juvenile Review Board) is an option for low risk youth (ages 10 - 17) who have committed non-serious juvenile offenses and are deemed eligible by the police or Juvenile Court. The JRB is a community-based diversion program that provides youth, who take responsibility for their actions, an opportunity to avoid going to Juvenile Court. The goal of the JRB is to assist the youth in developing skills that will enable them to effect necessary changes in their behavior to avoid re-offending in the future. The JRB (Juvenile Review Board) is comprised of professionals committed to helping youth and their families. The Board incorporates members of the New London Police Department, New London Community Connections Coalition, New London Public Schools, New London Youth Affairs, Juvenile Probation, Counseling Services, and Department of Children and Families. Each youth referred works with a case manager to achieve his or her goals.
FWSN (Families with Service Needs)
New London Youth Affairs also accepts Family With Service Need (FWSN) referrals. FWSN referrals include: Beyond Control of youth's parent/guardian; Runaway from parent/guardian home; Engaged in indecent or immoral conduct; Truancy and Defiance of School Rules. The JRB/FWSN Youth Affairs Facilitator meets with the youth and family to discuss strengths, interests, and needs. The Facilitator connects youth to accessing related community resources, and arranges/provides support to the young person pertaining to their goals.
Please refer to the following Parent Guide and Referral Form links:
L.E.A.P. (Learner Engagement Attendance Program)
School attendance promotion is pursued through a home visitation partnership with New London Public Schools (NLPS). The program aims to strengthen school engagement, as an approach to prevent truancy. Representatives from the NLPS and from NL Youth Affairs schedule several visits at young person's home. They meet with the youth and their family, in order to build a positive relationship, learn about the families' assets and concerns, and link them to helpful opportunities.