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Riverside Youth Court Volunteer Juror Training

Published: 01/22/2019




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 22, 2019

CONTACT:

Jessica Nguyen

Youth Court Coordinator

Community Services Bureau

jnguyen@riversideca.gov

(951) 826-5275

RIVERSIDE YOUTH COURT VOLUNTEER JUROR TRAINING

RIVERSIDE, CA – Riverside Youth Court is an innovative approach to juvenile justice and acts as an early intervention for first-time offenders of misdemeanor crimes.  It is designed to give youth, who have broken the law and admitted their guilt, a second chance and to avoid obtaining a criminal record.

Riverside Youth Court is now accepting applications for its next Youth Court Volunteer Juror training session on Saturday, February 9, 2019.  The training session runs from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and will be held at the Riverside Police Department’s Magnolia Station located at 10540 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92505.

To be a Riverside Youth Court Volunteer, you must be between the ages of 12 and 17-years-old WITH PARENT’S OR LEGAL GUARDIAN’S CONSENT.  This training is REQUIRED to be part of the volunteer juror pool.  All 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 are able to serve as a Juror, Court Clerk, Prosecuting Attorney and 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 jnguyen@riversideca.gov.