APC News

Athens Peer Court Sets August Training Dates

Athens Peer Court has announced the dates and times for the next round of volunteer training. Those dates are Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The training is open to all Clarke County residents who will be in the 8th – 12th grade beginning in the fall of 2019.

For more information on volunteering or to sign up for training, click here.

33 complete Athens Peer Court leadership training

On Feb. 4, 2019, Athens Peer Court welcomed its newest group of teen volunteers. Thirty-three volunteers successfully completed the three-day, 12-hour training and are ready to be advocates.

This is the 17th group of students to join Athens Peer Court, which was founded in March 2012, and we look forward to their contributions to Athens Peer Court.

Currently, the program has over 40 volunteers that serve as the advocates, judges, jurors and bailiff in disposition hearings for youth who have been charged with first time offenses.

The program is a collaboration between the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, ACC Juvenile Court, the Department of Juvenile Justice and UGA School of Law student organization Street Law.

Athens Peer Court will hold its next volunteer training opportunity in August 2019. For more information, click here.

Next Athens Peer Court Training Dates Set

Athens Peer Court has announced the dates and times for the next round of volunteer training. They are Jan. 31, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Feb. 2, 2019 from 9 to 3 p.m., and Feb. 4, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information on volunteering or to sign up for training, click here.

Athens Peer Court graduates new group of teen volunteers

Top Row (left to right): Stephany Gaona-Perez, Nick Wieczorek, Mattie Scaffe. Middle Row (left to right): Marissa Partain, Phoenix Tyler, Carolina Turner, Charlotte Luke. Bottom Row (left to right): Aminita Ba, Yasmen Davenport, Mounina Ba

On August 20th, 2018, Athens Peer Court welcomed its newest group of teen volunteers. Ten volunteers successfully completed the three-day, 12-hour training and are ready to be advocates.

This is the 16th group of students to join Athens Peer Court, which was founded in March 2012, and we look forward to their contributions to Athens Peer Court.

Currently, the program has over 40 volunteers that serve as the advocates, judges, jurors and bailiff in disposition hearings for youth who have been charged with first time offenses.

The program is a collaboration between the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, ACC Juvenile Court, the Department of Juvenile Justice and UGA School of Law student organization Street Law.

Athens Peer Court will hold its next volunteer training opportunity in January 2019. For more information, click here.

APC Turns 6!

Athens Peer Court celebrated its sixth anniversary with cake and a celebration for all current volunteers. In addition, we honored our graduating seniors, and we are excited to hear what the future holds for them!

Welcome Our 15th Cohort!

On January 22, 2018 we welcomed new volunteers to Athens Peer Court. This is the 15th cohort of volunteers we have trained since APC began in 2012. The students completed 13 hours of training over three days and then conducted a very impressive mock trial! These students were very fast learners and active participants throughout the training. If you see any of our new volunteers in court, make sure to make them feel welcome!

Start a Peer Court !

We love Athens Peer Court, and we’d love to see more peer courts in Georgia. Check out our video to learn some of the great reasons a peer court could be good in your community. The video also features one of our participants and his experience as a volunteer!