- Boards & Committees
- Juvenile Review Board
Juvenile Review Board
- Dani Gorman, Director of Youth Services
- Christopher Jones, Chairman
- Gail Palladino-Marsh, Juvenile Probation Supervisor, State of CT
- Joseph Trelli, Case Manager, Waterford Youth and Family Services
- Oxana Krodel, Waterford Police Department
- Norman Malbaurn, Waterford Police Department
- Dan Lane, School Resource Officer
- Megan Sylvestre, School Resource Officer
- Alison Moger, School Representative
- Tracy Moore, School Representative
- Dorothy Concascia, Community-At-Large
- Bree Dolce, Community-At-Large
- Kenny Hall, Community-At-Large
- Donna Muscarella, Community-At-Large
- Jody Nazarchyk, Community-At-Large
- Andrew Staunton, Community-At-Large
- Andrea Sullivan, Community-At-Large
The goal of the Waterford Juvenile Review Board (WJRB) is to offer help to youth and their families while avoiding the Juvenile Justice System. The Board designs alternatives that:
- Promote responsible behavior by offenders
- Help families solve the problems that may be at the root of inappropriate behavior
- Consider the needs of the victim
Eligibility & Referral
- The WJRB will accept referrals for any Waterford resident who is under the age of 18.
- Referrals will be accepted by the Waterford Police Department and Public Schools. A family with service needs can make a referral through the Waterford Police Department.
- Youth referred by the Waterford Police Department must accept total responsibility for the offense with which they are charged.
- Referrals are accepted when the child and family agree to cooperate with the WJRB and sign a contract.
- Acceptance to the WJRB is made on a case-by-case basis and is at the discretion of the Board Members. Any serious juvenile offense will not be accepted.
- The WJRB may only be used one time.
- After the WJRB has reviewed the case, a recommendation will be made to the youth and the referring source. The recommendation will provide the child and family with corrective and supportive community-based solutions.
- A WJRB Caseworker will be assigned to assist the family in accessing these services.
- The recommendation will be specific and include a time limit for expected completion.
- If the youth fails to cooperate, the case may be returned to the referral source and sent to the Juvenile Court.