Johnson County Kansas Court Services
Juvenile Review Board

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 enforcement officer. 

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 violations.
  • The members speak to the juvenile’s parent(s) about the alleged violations and overall performance.
  • 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.
Phone: (913) 715-7400
Linea en Espanol (913) 715-7519
Fax: (913) 715-7420
Johnson County Court Services
588 E. Santa Fe. Suite 4000
Olathe, Kansas  66061
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