At times some youths fail to comply with conditions of their diversions or
probations. It is the obligation of the supervising officer to address these
non-compliances. Serious violations must be referred to the court through a
motion for revocation made by the District Attorney’s office. Less serious
infractions may be referred to the Review Board. The Review Board is a group of
trained volunteers, typically comprised of two adults, two teens, and a law
Advantages of a Review Board Hearing:
- The hearings are in the evenings, typically on Thursday nights.
- The juvenile’s attorney is not required to be present.
- Juveniles are given a second chance after violating their conditions of
diversion or probation.
The following will take place at each Review Board Hearing:
- Review Board members explain their role to the juvenile and parent.
- The members then speak with the juvenile, alone, regarding the alleged
- The members speak to the juvenile’s parent(s) about the alleged violations and
- The members confer among themselves and come to a decision.
- The decision is discussed with the juvenile and their parent(s).
Possible Recommendations / Actions:
- The Review Board can recommend modifications to the diversion or probation, no
modifications, or referral to court.
- If the Review Board recommends that the youth's conditions be modified, the
youth and parents are told of the modifications.
- If they are in agreement with the modifications, they sign off on paperwork that
is forwarded to the court. The modifications become an official amendment to the
underlying diversion or probation.
- If the youth and family are not in agreement, they have the option of not
signing and having the case referred to the court.
- Youths who fail to appear before the Review Board are referred to court for a
motion to revoke their diversion or probation.