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What is the Peer Jury Program?

It is a program built on the principles of Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ). It is designed to provide a meaningful and remedial method of dealing with selected juvenile (under age 17) offenders without reference to the Juvenile Court. It does not determine guilt or innocence. A […]

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What is the Peer Jury Program?

It is a program built on the principles of Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ). It is designed to provide a meaningful and remedial method of dealing with selected juvenile (under age 17) offenders without reference to the Juvenile Court. It does not determine guilt or innocence. A […]

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What is the Peer Jury Program?

It is a program built on the principles of Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ). It is designed to provide a meaningful and remedial method of dealing with selected juvenile (under age 17) offenders without reference to the Juvenile Court. It does not determine guilt or innocence. […]

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When Hinsdale Central student Emma Jerzyk joined peer jury in the middle of her sophomore year, she did so with the intention of making an impact on the community in a very real and lasting way. Her friendship with fellow students who already served as jurors enlightened her to the purpose and scope of […]

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Part of my job responsibilities as prevention specialist for Downers Grove Township is to work with local youth who are leaders in our community. During my first three months at the Township I have had the pleasure of meeting several teens that demonstrate wonderful leadership qualities. I’d like you to meet Shirin Ali, […]

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The Township of Downers Grove Peer Jury is committed to serving youth and families. In November of 2000, the township launched its’ first peer jury site in Downers Grove and heard cases once per month from Darien, Downers Grove and Willowbrook. A total of sixty high school students from Downers Grove North and South and […]

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Join us as we celebrate 10 years of positive impact on youth and families in Downers Grove Township. The township is hosting a brunch and we hope that you can attend as we mark this significant accomplishment. Please send in the reservation form below by Monday, December 6. Space is limited to 200 people […]

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Peer Jury Continues to Grow

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They say that the world is a dangerous place but right here in Downers Grove Township there are high school students who are making the world a better place. In late August thirty-nine high school students in grades 9th through 12th, joined 130 fellow jurors when they were sworn in on August 26 at […]

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The year 2010 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Downers Grove Township Peer Jury program. Since it’s inception in November of 2000, a total of seventeen peer jury trainings have occurred, with a total of 583 high school students being trained during that time. This February, on the 15th and […]

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