Juvenile Board


  • Andrea L. Trottier
    Mayoral - District 1
    Term Expires: December 31, 2024
  • David Lamoureux
    Council - at Large
    Term Expires: December 31, 2024
  • Allison M. Liguori 
    Council - At Large
    Term Expires: December 31, 2024
  • Chris Mangano
    Mayoral - District 4
    Term Expires: December 30, 2025
  • Rui Felix
    Mayoral - District 5
    Term Expires: December 30, 2025
  • Karenann McLoughlin
    Mayoral - District 3
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Barbara Paquette
    Mayoral - District 2
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023

Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2 Article IV Division 7 Juvenile Board

§ 2-125 Establishment.

Pursuant to the specific enabling legislation provided in the Rhode Island General Laws, and for the purpose of promoting the public health safety, morals or general welfare, a juvenile hearing board shall be established in the Town for the purpose of hearing all cases referred to it by the juvenile division of the police department or the Chief of Police with respect to persons under the age of 18, who are charged with violating the laws of the state, or the Town. Said board shall be called the Cumberland Juvenile Board.

§ 2-126 Membership; recruitment and selection.

(a) The membership of the Cumberland Juvenile Hearing Board (the board) shall consist of seven electors of the Town over the age of 18 years. There shall be one elector chosen from each of the five Council districts and two from at large. The Town is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All positions of the juvenile hearing board will be filled without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. Available positions on the board shall be advertised, by the Town Clerk, in at least one local newspaper, and be posted in at least three locations in the Town and on the Town and police department website. The notice shall contain a summary of the board's duties, the qualifications and/or experience required and shall notify interested persons to submit a letter of interest and a resume providing information about the candidates' qualifications and/or experience to serve on the board to a specified address, by a specified deadline. A panel consisting of three persons shall be formed to screen, interview and recommend all applicants for the board. The panel shall consist of the Town police department juvenile officer, one member of the juvenile hearing board, selected by the chairperson of the board, and the Chief of Police, or his or her designee.

(b) The members of the board shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the Town Council, from among a list of qualified candidates submitted to the Mayor by the interview panel.

(c) The term of appointment for members of the board shall be for three years except that the initial appointments shall be for less than three years, thereby staggering said initial appointments.

(d) Appointed members of the said board shall be eligible for reappointment, and upon expiration of their term shall continue to serve until replaced or otherwise reappointed. In the event of a vacancy on the board, interim appointments of appointed members may be made by the Mayor to complete the un-expired term of the vacant position, subject to the provisions of Subsection (a) above, with the approval of the Town Council.

(e) The composition of the board shall consist of citizens of the Town who have a background in the related fields of education, probation, parole, human services, community youth services, members of the clergy, law enforcement or judicial officials, or a citizen who the Council deems has the credentials that would be an asset to the board. No member shall be an elected official in any capacity, or belong or be appointed to any partisan organization in any city or Town. No member of the board shall be entitled to receive any compensation by reason of his or her service on the board.