Youth Aid Panel
The Department’s Youth Aid Panel was formed in conjunction with the Bucks County Juvenile Probation Department. The Panel is an informal non-adversarial diversionary process that empowers the community to participate in problem solving in their neighborhood and administer justice on a local level. The Panel consists of volunteers from the community who have been trained by the Bucks County Juvenile Probation Department and who are overseen by the Chief of Police.
The Panel is authorized to recommend community service, psychological evaluations, counseling and other appropriate dispositions in return for the eventual dismissal of the charges that could have been filed with District Court or Bucks County Juvenile Court.