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We need teens to help teens at Teen Court! (must live in Charlotte, NC area)

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ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF CHARLOTTE

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Assistance League of Charlotte, through its Mecklenburg County Teen Court
(MCTC) program, provides an alternative justice system for youthful offenders aged 12 through 17 years
old. It is designed to provide juveniles a second chance when they accept responsibility for their actions and agree to be tried by a jury of their peers. Successful program completion allows the juvenile to avoid a
permanent criminal record. This juvenile-based justice system places strong emphasis on accountability,
positive peer influence and youth empowerment to effect change. We are recruiting and training volunteer teens to be jurors, clerks, bailiffs, jury foremen and attorneys. Upon completion of their sentences, juvenile offenders are encouraged to return as volunteers. MCTC also conducts Mock Trial training and competition to provide teen attorneys with enhanced skills to better fulfill their roles and to acknowledge their dedication to serving fellow teens. Teen attorneys also assist with new attorney training. Mecklenburg County Teen Court assisted 178 youth offenders and volunteer teens to provide 1665 hours of community service in fiscal year 2020-2021. A total of 49 defendants successfully completed their cases with 16 cases currently active. Mecklenburg County Teen Court was operated with the assistance of 668 service hours from adult volunteers. Scholarships with a total value of $7,500 were awarded to six outstanding MCTC volunteers.

1 Shift

  • evening / 05:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF CHARLOTTE

Location:

PO BOX 471112, CHARLOTTE, NC 28247, US

Mission Statement

Assistance League member volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs.

Description

Assistance League of Charlotte was founded in 1992 & became the 93rd chapter of National Assistance League in 1995. National Assistance League is a nonprofit organization that puts caring & commitment into action through community-based philanthropic programs. Programs are designed to address the issue of upward mobility by providing children an opportunity to succeed. Funds raised are returned to the community through philanthropic programs: Operation Check Hunger, Heart of the Home, Operation School Bell, Mecklenburg County Teen Court, and Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship Fund. Operation School Bell provides new clothing for children in need in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The program's goal is to enhance self-esteem, promote learning and encourage regular school attendance. Operation Check Hunger feeds at-risk school children. Heart of the Home provides kitchen items necessary to prepare, serve and store food for meals to families moving into permanent housing. Mecklenburg County Teen Court is an alternative justice system for juveniles. This juvenile-based justice system places emphasis on accountability, positive peer influence, youth empowerment and involvements. Scholarship Funds awards college scholarships to Charlotte-Mecklenburg graduating high school seniors. Community Scholarships are also awarded to children to enrich their lives with music lessons, art classes and group performances through Arts+. It also funds activities at YMCA Day Camp and provides scholarships to the Community Culinary School of Charlotte.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Advocacy
  • Group Facilitation
  • Law Enforcement
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • Earn 3 plus service hours at each teen court night and make new friends! Teens volunteer as jurors, clerks, bailiffs, defense attorneys, and prosecutors.
  • There is a free application process and training!

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