YOUTH AID PANEL
The Youth Aid Panel program, administered by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office and run by a panel of Lower Moreland residents, provides a second chance for juvenile offenders. The Youth Aid Panel program is open to first-time juvenile offenders that have committed a non-violent crime, have no prior criminal history, and are willing to admit their involvement in the crime. Focused on education over simple punishment, the Youth Aid Panel program may stipulate that juvenile offenders complete an educational program, perform community-based service work, make restitution payments or write a letter of apology. Juveniles who satisfactorily complete the requirements set by the Youth Aid Panel are not charged criminally for their offence. To learn more about the Youth Aid Panel program, visit the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office website at https://www.montcopa.org/164/Youth-Aid-Panel.