The Youth Aid Panel
The Youth Aid Panel is an innovative program designed to address low risk level juvenile offenses through the use of a diversionary process. Trained volunteer panelists from the community meet with the youth and the family and formulate a plan to assist the youth to refrain from further delinquency. Weekly contacts and homework assignments hold the youth accountable. Referrals can be from the District Judges or from the probation office. Franklin County Youth Aid Panel is active in the Waynesboro community.