Washington County will continue to purchase services from the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau (LAYSB) in 2013, after the County Board approved an agreement with the agency Dec. 18. Juveniles who would otherwise be brought to juvenile court in Washington County may be recommended for this diversion programs. If ordered to the program, they may participate in community work service, an educational program, and/or early intervention services through YSB or LAYSB. Juveniles are required to make restitution to the victim and complete the diversion conditions to avoid a formal court record.
The 2013 contract is not to exceed $54,153.