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.