In an effort to give youth, who have broken the law and admitted their guilt, a second chance, and to avoid obtaining a criminal record, the Riverside Youth Court is now accepting applications for its next Youth Court Volunteer Juror training session.
The Riverside Youth Court is an innovative approach to juvenile justice and acts as an early intervention for first-time offenders of misdemeanor crimes.
The Volunteer Juror training session is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Riverside Police Department’s Magnolia Station located at 10540 Magnolia Avenue in Riverside.
Youth court volunteers will receive training in the juvenile justice system, the concept of restorative justice, and the deliberation process. Each volunteer will receive six hours of community service for attending the training and an additional three hours of community service each time he/she participates in a court session. After receiving this training, volunteers can serve as a Juror, Court Clerk, Prosecuting Attorney or Defense Attorney.
Class size is limited to 60 people so seats will be given to the first candidates to submit their reservations online at www.rpdonline.org/youthcourt.
Reservations must be received by Wednesday, February 6, 2019. For more information, please contact Youth Court Coordinator Jessica Nguyen at (951) 826-5275 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.