Center for Resolutions is a non-profit organization that creates alternative programs for first-time juvenile offenders in order to clear their juvenile records.
Youth Aid Panel – The community can participate in problem solving for youth offenders in their neighborhood.
The Panel – Volunteers are chosen for their interest in helping the youth and usually meet once a month depending on the case load. Panel members will also receive training in the Delaware County juvenile justice system and other various techniques to help the youths.
Visit the Center for Resolutions Volunteer Info Page to learn how you can help.
The Offenders – First-time juvenile offenders will be offered to join the program at the discretion of the juvenile officer or designated police officers. The youth offenders will be seen by the panel after being charged with a first-time summary or misdemeanor offenses.
The Goal – To prevent the youth from becoming a habitual offender, understand the cause of their action and resolution for the victim, and completion of panel-imposed obligations.
Benefits – Offers police departments another alternative when dealing with a first-time offender, save tax payers money, less costly for parents and youths, provides positive change, cases heard at a timely manner, connects youth with the community, fewer repeat offenders, and successful completion of the program allows the youth to avoid a formal juvenile record.
For more information visit https://www.center4resolutions.org