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.