The Youth Bureau is the investigative arm of the Police Department charged with the detection, investigation, deterrence and prevention of delinquency behavior and juvenile crime.
Major tasks and duties include:
- The handling, follow-up and disposition of all complaints and/or case investigations involving youths under 17 years of age. - The investigation of all sex crimes committed by AND against children under 17 years of age. - The confidential processing of youthful offenders. - The preparation and presentation of juvenile court cases. - The diversion of first-time juvenile offenders out of the juvenile justice system (i.e. social/human service agency referrals). - The provision of assistance to the School District and Youth Services Bureau on matters involving truancy, troubled youths and delinquency prevention programming. - Working closely with the Department of Children & Families to help the children of New Britain.