Volunteers are needed for a well established, highly successful diversionary program of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. This unique program helps first time juvenile offenders take responsibility for their actions and move forward in a more positive direction with the assistance of a group of local community volunteers. There is at least one functioning Panel within every Montgomery County School District area.
Adult residents of Montgomery County who have lived in the county for a minimum of one year may serve as panelists. Applicants may not be a school official, employed in law enforcement, or seeking or presently holding public office.
Panelists must have a clean criminal record and participate in a 15-hour training program. Training will be held on 5 consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning on February 27, 2013. Interested volunteers are encouraged to contact the Program Coordinator, Tom Haney at (610) 277-8909 ext. 105. For more information about the Youth Aid Panel Program, or to obtain a volunteer application, visit the Youth Aid Panel link at www.montcomediation.com.