Parent talk: Learn about Darien's Juvenile Review Board at the Depot

Parents can learn about Darien's Juvenile Review Board on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7:15 p.m.

During a single year, an estimated 2.1 million youth under the age of 18 are arrested in the United States. Diversion programs are alternatives to initial or continued formal processing of youth in the juvenile court system. Research has shown that many youths in the juvenile justice system are there for relatively minor offenses, have significant mental health issues, and end up in out-of-home placement or on probation by default.

The Juvenile Review Board in Darien is an alternative Diversion Program for juveniles who are Darien residents and first-time offenders that have come into contact with the Darien Police Dept. Darien Police Detectives Mark Cappelli and James Palmieri will be discussing Darien’s JRB and answering your questions in an informal group discussion.  Please be sure to sign up as registration will be limited due to the nature of the topic.

The Depot is a collaborative youth center where community needs are addressed with staff supported guidance, programming by youth, and parenting and community education. It is located at 25 Heights Road, next to the Noroton Heights Train Station.

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