PROTOCOL FOR USING AN OUT-OF-TOWN JRB
To address the issue of juveniles being arrested outside of their town of residence, such as at a regional Mall or out-of-town school or for any minor offense in another jurisdiction, a protocol was developed to offer the option of diversion to the juvenile's hometown juvenile review board.
Generally speaking, this protocol has the arresting police department checking with the juvenile's hometown police department to see if diversion should be offered. If so, the case may be diverted through the hometown police to the hometown JRB. The arresting police department has the initial discretion to not divert and send directly to court and also has the final say whether the case will be sent to court if the diversion effort fails.
There are three documents available:
1. JRBMOA-PPT EXP - This is a PowerPoint presentation with animation that can be played as a slide show and used as a training tool.
2. JRBMOA-PPT EXP PRNT - This is a version of the animated presentation that can be printed out and distributed as a manual for the process.
3. JRB MOA 2017 - This is a Word version of the MOA that can be printed and signed.
Since this is a new protocol, your comments and suggestions are welcome.