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Student-run juvenile court judges cases of first-time offenders

It feels like a real court proceeding. There’s a judge and a bailiff. Attorneys consult with their clients, first-time offenders who’ve committed minor crimes like shoplifting or fighting. Jurors determine how respondents will make restitution for their crimes. But there’s… Full story

Fanning Institute peer court model shows good results, expands to Forsyth

In 2015, Forsyth County became the latest to implement a peer court developed by the J.W. Fanning Institute of Leadership Development. Fanning faculty member Emily Boness first designed a customized youth driven model three years ago for Athens-Clarke County to… Full story