The Juvenile Review Board (JRB) provides a community-based alternative and diversionary program for juvenile offenders from Bloomfield who are at risk of being referred to local courts or the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
The JRB acts as a preventative program by diverting first-time offenders from court to an accessible community resource for appropriate services. Diversions promote responsible behavior and help to solve problems that may be at the root of delinquent behavior. These diversions not only create opportunities for the juvenile offender but also alleviate overcrowding in the court system.
The JRB works hard to identify patterns of delinquency and other risk factors so it may implement the most appropriate services for each individual case.
To reduce the number of youth referred to Superior Court Juvenile Matters
To reduce the number of youth referred to DCF
To provide timely and appropriate options to youth that address at-risk and/or illegal behaviors
To provide prevention and intervention services that promote positive personal growth and development.
Bloomfield adults interested in improving services for children and youth may serve on the council. The board participates in hearings as needed. Members are appointed every two years by the Town Council.
For additional information, please contact the Assistant Youth Services Coordinator, Tiffany Wright, MSW at 860-242-1895.