The Lebanon Police Department is very excited to announce the creation of the Lebanon Youth Peer Court.
The Lebanon Youth Peer Court is an alternative court within the criminal justice system for juveniles who commit misdemeanors or violations. Juvenile offenders may be referred to peer court by Linn County Juvenile Department, Municipal Court or local schools.
If, after admitting their guilt, offenders are accepted into peer court, juries made up of middle school and high school students hear their cases. After determining the facts of the case, each jury recommends a sentence for the defendant that is appropriate for the crime and circumstances.
We are currently looking for motivated middle school and high school students, ages 12 to 17, that are interested in being jurors in our peer court.
Selected volunteer students will be required to complete a training process in August of 2013. The first trial of the Lebanon Youth Peer Court is set to take place this fall, just after school resumes.
Interested student can download the attached application and either hand deliver it to the Lebanon Justice Center Monday thru Friday, between 8am and 5pm, or mail it to:
Lebanon Youth Peer Court
40 North Second St., Suite 100
Lebanon, OR 97355
volunteer services application
The Volunteer Program was created to form a working partnership between citizens and the police to enhance communications and assist the Lebanon Police Department in the delivery of quality services. Citizen volunteers are recruited from various sources, including the Citizens Academy. They assist the agency in many ways, including:
Municipal Court Assistant
Assist in Detective's Division
The program is not designed to have the volunteer replace professional staff, but is aimed at providing a supplementary and complementary role. Volunteers, when given appropriate training, can supplement present services and become a valuable addition to the Lebanon Police Department.
Volunteer Program Goals
To provide the citizens of Lebanon an opportunity to give back and gain from their community; to break down barriers; and to open doors of communication between citizens and the police.
To provide the police staff with a trained pool of volunteers to assist various departments in providing public police services.
To provide the volunteer an opportunity for a positive meaningful experience with growth and knowledge.