Peer Jury Volunteer
Peer Jury volunteers are comprised of a group of youth that hand out sentences to first-time youth offenders. The Peer Jury program places juvenile offenders before a panel of local teenage volunteers who determine appropriate actions that will repair the harm to the community, including community service, written papers, and letters of apology. Those youth referred to Peer Jury are first-time offenders who admit to committing non-violent crimes.
Volunteers commit themselves to 1 night per month for 1 year. Jurors must be mature, understand how to follow confidentiality expectations, and have compassion for their peers that have made poor decisions. Jurors must also have excellent communication and listening skills.
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