UNION COUNTY — The Superior Court of New Jersey, Union Vicinage, seeks youth volunteers to serve on Juvenile Conference Committees in Union County.
The Juvenile Conference Committee (JCC) is a court-appointed committee that hears and decides cases of minor delinquent offenders. The committee is composed of six to nine volunteer citizens who serve under the authority of the family division to hear and decide matters involving juvenile offenders.
The goal of the program is to have the courts and the community work together to deter juveniles from future delinquent acts. The juvenile, parent(s), or guardian(s) are invited to discuss the complaint and related matters with the committee in a confidential setting. The committee considers the facts and makes recommendations to the court for a resolution that would aid in the juvenile’s rehabilitation.
Volunteers must live in the town in which they serve. All applicants are subject to a full criminal background check. Youth volunteers must be at least 16 years old and be in their junior or senior year of high school. Mandatory training is provided by the court. Youth volunteers will serve on the committee until the August after graduating from high school.
Interested youth should contact Nancy Spano Yurek, JCC coordinator, at 1-908-659-4604 or at Nancy.Yurek@judiciary.state.nj.us.
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