1. The juvenile and his/her parents do not ever go through the justice system
2. The offender and the parents are not usually fined.
3. The person has a chance to directly work off his/her offence through some positive community action.
4. The juvenile and his/her parents witness the care and concern of their community.
5. Victims, parents, and police do not waste valuable time and money waiting in or outside of a courtroom, sometimes never to be called upon for their input
6. The juvenile and parents have an opportunity to access additional resources within their community.
7. The police have another tool to deal with minor first-time offenses
8. Community panel member are educated by the cases they hear; problems of local youth become clearer. Panels give residents a way to become more involved in their communities.
9. Hopefully, the panels will provide information and input into decisions of their community which involve all young people, not those in trouble.
10. Youth Aid Panels are customized to meet the needs of the community.