The Yolo County Probation Department is recruiting volunteers for a new Juvenile Community Review Board scheduled to be implemented in early November.
The goal of the board will be to divert low-level youth offenders from the juvenile justice system by making available a wide array of community-based alternatives to these youth offenders and their families, with the ultimate objective of preventing repeat offenses.
“While the Juvenile Community Review Board is an accountability-based program, it will also focus on the strengths and individualized needs of our youth, utilizing community and family involvement,” said Yolo County Chief Probation Officer Brent Cardall.
The Juvenile Community Review Board will be piloted in Woodland, with plans to ultimately expand to Davis and West Sacramento. The Probation Department is recruiting community members dedicated to community reinvestment and youth prevention work. The time commitment on this board would be one evening a week, every two to three weeks.
Those interested should visit www.yolocounty.org/Index.aspx?page=522 for more information and an application, or call Shaunda Cruz with the Yolo County Probation Department at 530-406-5320.