Thanks to all those who came out to our first-ever Open Court on March 31st! We demonstrated two hearings for our audience, and our youth volunteers did a great job at demonstrating a typical hearing night. After court, we enjoyed socializing and eating together during a reception. We would especially like to thank Judge Shearer for speaking to our audience and Judge Stephens for allowing us to use his courtroom.
To help celebrate our third birthday, we will host a hearing demonstration for the Athens-Clarke County community. If you have been meaning to see a hearing but haven't had a chance yet, or would just like to come out and support all of our amazing volunteers, here is your chance! On March 31st at 6pm on the 3rd floor of the courthouse we will host two mock hearings, followed by a reception. Check out the flier for more details.
We celebrated our third birthday on March 3rd. Since we held our first hearing on March 6th, 2012, we have served 275 youth offenders and almost 150 youth volunteers. Thirty of the volunteers gathered last week to celebrate significant contributions and to honor our six seniors.
On February 2nd Athens Peer Court welcomed 20 new participants. The new participants hail from five different high schools and two middle schools and brought new ideas, opinions and energy to the training. We are excited to see them put it all into action during hearings!
We will hold new participant training at the end of January. You can download the flier and permission slip now from the Join Us! page.
We are proud to welcome 13 more volunteers to Athens Peer Court! We are looking forward to watching these volunteers show us what they know!
On May 22nd we welcomed 14 new participants to Athens Peer Court! These fourteen middle and high school students completed an intensive two day training that concluded with a mock hearing and induction ceremony. We look forward to seeing the new volunteers be great advocates in court.
Earlier this month we attended the Mayor and Commission meeting to receive our program of the year award. You can check out the pictures from the event by clicking here.
Athens-Clarke County will honor peer court at its monthly meeting next week for our receipt of the Program of the Year Award from the Georgia Council of Court Administrators. You can read about the event on UGA's homepage!
On March 6th, Athens Peer Court celebrated its 2nd birthday! Participants gathered to play games, eat cake and honor the commitments and contributions of our graduating seniors. Thanks to everyone who came out to share in the happy occasion!