The settlement agreement between the Riverside County Probation Department and the American Civil Liberties Union has been approved by the Court. The suit pertained to a youth diversion program known as the Youth Accountability Teams (YAT). Parents, schools, resource officers and local law enforcement referred youth exhibiting at-risk behavior to YAT. Moving forward, the Probation Department will change how youth are referred to YAT, as well as provide an investment of nearly $8 million to community-based organizations that help at-risk youth.
For more information, read the Final Notice of Settlement below.