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.
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.
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:
- School Department – Elementary
- School Department – Middle
- School Department – High School
- Human Service Professional (Psychological)
- Human Service Professional (Social)
- Town Recreation Department
- Town Social Worker
- Suffield Clergy (2)
- Citizens (2) concerned with the welfare of youth
Student Resource Officer
Police Dept Liaison
McAlister Elementary School
Suffield Middle School
Suffield High School
Rob St. Amand
Suffield High School Guidance Counselor
School Social Worker
Spaulding & McAlister Elementary Schools
Resident, Emergency Aid Director
Parks & Recreation Director
Nikki Lengyel, MSW, LMSW
Youth Services Director
Rev Bridget Fidler
Resident, Pastor First Church
Resident, Juvenile Prosecutor