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Youth Accountability Board (YAB)

The Youth Accountability Board is a "community response to a community problem”. The YAB is comprised of volunteers working as a team to investigate cases involving low-risk, first-time juvenile offenders, and work with their parents or guardians to determine appropriate consequences and devise constructive accountability plans for the juvenile and family.

The goal is to help the juvenile develop personal responsibility for his/her actions and re-establish a sense of community values. This could include community service work, anger management or life skills classes, counseling, restitution, and mentoring services. The emphasis is on redirecting the minor and helping them to become productive citizens through accountability and guidance.

The Youth Accountability Board is always seeking new volunteers. People who enjoy working with juveniles and want to have a positive impact within their community are encouraged to apply.

Requirements for YAB:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not be on probation or parole
  • Must have a valid California ID or Driver’s License
  • Must pass a background investigation
  • Must meet the documentation requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
Application Process for YAB:
  • Complete and submit the application. Incomplete applications will be returned.
  • Provide valid California ID card or Drivers License
  • Complete Live Scan fingerprinting and have photo ID taken by Probation
  • Complete a screening interview
  • Pass a background investigation
  • Applicant will be required to attend a mandatory Confidentiality Training before being assigned.