Volunteer judges needed for Teen Court

For any lawyers interested in taking a turn on the bench, Reach For Youth would like to invite you to a bar.

The nonprofit that provides services for troubled teens needs attorneys to serve as volunteer judges for its Teen Court programs in the Indianapolis area. The judges oversee the proceedings and counsel the first-time offenders.

Attorneys interested in learning more about the program are invited to the second annual “Don’t Judge Me” reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at The Pub, 30 E. Georgia St., Indianapolis. Complimentary food and drinks will be available along with a limited supply t-shirts and monocles.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by clicking here.

First-time, non-violent youth offenders have the option of participating in teen court where their peers serve as attorneys, bailiffs and jurors. If the juveniles satisfy their sentences and complete the program, they will avoid expulsion and have the offense removed from their records.

Court sessions are usually held in the evenings and volunteer judges can chose which day and time best fits their schedules.

Teen Court locations in the greater Indianapolis area are:
•    Indianapolis Urban League, 777 Indiana Ave.
•    Reach For Youth, 3505 N. Washington Blvd.
•    Southport High School, 971 Banta Road
•    Lawrence City Hall, 9001 E. 59th St.
•    Johnson County Juvenile Complex, 1121 Hospital Road, Franklin

To learn more about Reach For Youth, visit http://www.reachforyouth.org/.

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