Juvenile Review Board


  • Dani Gorman, Director of Youth Services
  • Christopher Jones, Chairman
  • Gail Palladino-Marsh, Juvenile Probation Supervisor, State of CT
  • Joseph Trelli, Case Manager, Waterford Youth and Family Services
  • Oxana Krodel, Waterford Police Department
  • Norman Malbaurn, Waterford Police Department
  • Dan Lane, School Resource Officer
  • Megan Sylvestre, School Resource Officer
  • Alison Moger, School Representative
  • Tracy Moore, School Representative
  • Dorothy Concascia, Community-At-Large
  • Bree Dolce, Community-At-Large
  • Kenny Hall, Community-At-Large
  • Donna Muscarella, Community-At-Large
  • Jody Nazarchyk, Community-At-Large
  • Andrew Staunton, Community-At-Large
  • Andrea Sullivan, Community-At-Large



The goal of the Waterford Juvenile Review Board (WJRB) is to offer help to youth and their families while avoiding the Juvenile Justice System. The Board designs alternatives that:

  • Promote responsible behavior by offenders
  • Help families solve the problems that may be at the root of inappropriate behavior
  • Consider the needs of the victim

Eligibility & Referral

  • The WJRB will accept referrals for any Waterford resident who is under the age of 18.
  • Referrals will be accepted by the Waterford Police Department and Public Schools. A family with service needs can make a referral through the Waterford Police Department.
  • Youth referred by the Waterford Police Department must accept total responsibility for the offense with which they are charged.
  • Referrals are accepted when the child and family agree to cooperate with the WJRB and sign a contract.
  • Acceptance to the WJRB is made on a case-by-case basis and is at the discretion of the Board Members. Any serious juvenile offense will not be accepted.
  • The WJRB may only be used one time.


  1. After the WJRB has reviewed the case, a recommendation will be made to the youth and the referring source. The recommendation will provide the child and family with corrective and supportive community-based solutions.
  2. A WJRB Caseworker will be assigned to assist the family in accessing these services.
  3. The recommendation will be specific and include a time limit for expected completion.
  4. If the youth fails to cooperate, the case may be returned to the referral source and sent to the Juvenile Court.