The Prospect Heights Police Department is looking for people between the ages of 14-17 that are interested in assisting their community with youths in town that have committed a crime or have participated in a crime that the police officer is seeking an alternative punishment prior to putting them into the juvenile justice system.
The Peer Jury hears cases of youth offenders that have been involved in crimes that can include but not limited to: battery, theft, disorderly conduct, and vandalism. The jury collaborates and decides a punishment that they feel fits the specific case. A civilian representative from Omni Youth Services presides over the cases along with a sworn police juvenile officer. The officer and Omni Youth Worker act as advisors to the Peer Jurors. The offender is expected to take all responsibility for their actions and is to return to peer jury upon assigned date.
Peer Jury is a great way to also gain community service hours for college. We meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5:45pm for approximately 1 hour at the Prospect Heights Police Department.
For any further questions contact Detective Caponigro at 847-398-5511 ext. 151 or Community Relations Officer Conboy at 847-398-5511 ext. 133.