What is the Peer Jury Program?
Peer Jury is a second chance program for juveniles who commit non-violent criminal offenses. Successful completion of Peer Jury prevents the juvenile from having a criminal record. Offenders must admit their wrong doing and appear before a jury of their peers to be held accountable for their actions.
Members of the Peer Jury listen to the case and then impose sanctions based on individual qualities of the offender that will allow the offender to repair the harm caused to all victims, build on individual competencies, and make for a safer community.
To provide a second chance to juvenile offenders through "Youth on Youth" justice. Offenders will repair the harm caused to the victim and increase personal competencies, making our community a safer place to live.
What's in it for you?
- Community Service Hours
- Opportunity to Help Others
- Make New Friends
- Learn about Law Enforcement and the Court System
Peer Jury members will receive training on the Justice System, Criminal Law, Principles of Restorative Justice, Peer Jury Duties, Deliberation Skills, Active-Listening, and Mentoring.
Where do I sign up?
Go to the Dixon High School Guidance Office for information OR contact:
School Resource Officer Jason LaMendola
Sergeant Matt Richards