Taking advantage of the holiday break, 12 peer court volunteers spent an afternoon with UGA's Rec Sports Department. Led by two awesome facilitators, the volunteers worked on team building and problem solving before heading up to the indoor high ropes course. Take a look at the pictures here!
Our fifth, and largest, group of new volunteers has joined Athens Peer Court. Twenty-four students from seven different area schools were inducted into peer court on August 26th. We are so excited to see the program continue to expand, and we look forward to seeing the new volunteers in court!
Our PSO fellow, Annie Stocklin, will be ending her internship shortly. We've profiled her on our volunteer profiles page.
One of our newest participants, Molly Arrowood, took the time to share her thoughts about Athens Peer Court. You can read the newest profile here.
Our August training dates are Tuesday, August 20th 5:30-8:30pm, Saturday, August 24th 9am-4pm and Monday August 26th, 5:30-8:30pm. New volunteers must attend all three days. For information on how to get signed up, head to the join us page! You can also download the permission slip here.
We wish a warm welcome our newest volunteers! Twelve students spent the first few days of summer in training to join the program. They bring new talent and personality, and we can't wait to see them at hearings!
APC will host a training for students interested in joining Athens Peer Court. High school and middle school students are invited to sign up for the 13 hour training, which will take place May 22nd and May 23rd. If you'd like to participate, click the join us button and fill out the form so we can send you a permission slip.
The Western Circuit Bar Association selected Athens Peer Court for its annual Liberty Bell Award! The award is given to a person or organization that "promotes a better understanding of the rule of law, encourages a greater respect
for law and the courts, stimulates a sense of civic responsibility and contributes to a good government and community." It is an honor to receive this recognition!