Youth Accountability Board (YAB)
The Youth Accountability Board (YAB) Program is comprised of the Probation Department, law enforcement and volunteers working as a team to investigate cases involving low-risk, first-time juvenile offenders to divert from being involved in the Juvenile Justice System. They work with parents and/or guardians to help youth develop personal responsibility for his/her actions and re-establish a sense of community values. Members of YAB offer mentorship and formulate a constructive accountability plan that may include: Community Service Work, Reflective Writing assignments, Anger Management classes, Life Skills classes or Counseling Referral. The emphasis is placed on assisting youth to become productive members of the community by providing counseling, community service, education, and support to both youth and parents.
The Youth Accountability Board is always seeking new volunteers. You are encouraged to apply if you have a desire to make a positive impact in your community, have the ability to be objective and are able to communicate effectively with young people. YAB meets on a monthly basis to conduct Panel Hearings at various local community sites. The program commitment is approximately 3 to 6 hours per month.