Are JRBs only for police referrals?A JRB can be set up to handle any case that could be referred to the Juvenile Court since JRBs are designed to be a diversion from the court and the ultimate sanction for failure to comply with the recommendations of the JRB is the possible referral to court.
It is up to each JRB to decide what type of cases they wish to handle. Newer JRBs may start out limiting the types of cases they will accept and expand their intake as they develop.
A JRB can, if they choose, handle delinquency cases (usually limited to misdemeanors) committed by persons 17 and under, and FWSN cases involving persons 17 and under.
Delinquency cases are referred by the police who may also refer non-school related FWSN cases. The schools can refer school related FWSN cases and a parent could refer non-school related FWSN cases.
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