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Chairman

Meetings:

Meetings shall be held as often as necessary to consider cases or administrative matters.

Boards & Commissions

    Juvenile Review Board

    The Suffield Juvenile Review Board (SJRB) is an authorized program within the Suffield Police Department to provide an alternative and early means of identifying and assisting children and families of children who have committed minor delinquent acts or children and youth who are displaying at risk behaviors at home or at school which could result in a referral to the juvenile court. The SJRB will accomplish its purpose through considering juvenile cases referred to it and offering recommendations regarding the best method of dealing with the youth’s particular needs. The SJRB will attempt to construct non-judicial recommendations including, but not limited to, individual or family counseling, psychiatric evaluation, work or monetary restitution, community service, or participation in group or other activities. The SJRB is established pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 10-19m.


    Confidentiality

    Except as otherwise authorized or waived, all members are required to maintain the confidentiality of the identity of the children, youth and families who appear before the Juvenile Review Board as well as all information, records and dispositions of the cases heard by the Juvenile Review Board.


    Board Composition

    The Suffield Juvenile Review Board consists of carefully selected professionals, including police, attorneys, social workers, school administrators, counselors, and community members, who share a common interest of helping young people and their families, are familiar with the general behavior patterns of children and youth and have frequent contact and good communications skills with them.

    The size of the SJRB shall not exceed 12 persons. Membership on the SJRB shall be accorded to representatives of agencies or organizations which have direct responsibility, contact of concern with youth and their families.


     

    Membership of the SJRB will be as follows:

    1. Attorney
    2. School Department – Elementary
    3. School Department – Middle
    4. School Department – High School
    5. Human Service Professional (Psychological)
    6. Human Service Professional (Social)
    7. Town Recreation Department
    8. Town Social Worker
    9. Suffield Clergy (2)
    10. Citizens (2) concerned with the welfare of youth

    Members

    Open Position
    Chairman

    Tom Kieselback
    Student Resource Officer
    Police Dept Liaison

    Jack Ferraro
    Vice Principal
    McAlister Elementary School

    Ashley Molden
    Vice Principal
    Suffield Middle School

    Gina Olearczyk
    Vice Principal
    Suffield High School

    Rob St. Amand
    Suffield High School Guidance Counselor

    Lori O'Neil
    School Social Worker
    Spaulding & McAlister Elementary Schools

    Janet Frechette
    Resident, Emergency Aid Director

    Wendy LaMontagne
    Parks & Recreation Director

    Nikki Lengyel
    Youth Services Director

    Rev Bridget Fidler
    Resident, Pastor First Church

    Brian Casinghino
    Resident, Juvenile Prosecutor