The Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic County, seeks volunteers to serve on its 10 Juvenile Conference Committees (JCCs).
A committee is composed of six to nine citizen volunteers appointed by a family division judge to hear and decide matters involving juveniles accused of an offense. The juveniles, parent(s) or guardian(s) and complainant are invited to discuss the offense and related matters with the committee in a confidential setting.
The JCC considers the facts and makes recommendations to the judge for a resolution that would aid in the juveniles’ rehabilitation.
The program is designed to rehabilitate juveniles charged with a first or second minor offense to their local JCC, which acts as a community-based arm of the family court. The JCC hears matters involving shoplifting, simple assault, attempted theft or theft, criminal mischief, criminal trespass, receiving stolen property and disorderly persons offenses.
Volunteers are trained prior to beginning their volunteer services. All applicants are subject to a criminal background check, including fingerprinting.
For more information about the program and application process contact: Christine Conforti at 973-247-8508; at Christine.Conforti@judiciary.state.nj.us; or at:
Christine Conforti, Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Division
Passaic County Administration Building, 8th floor, 401 Grand St., Paterson, NJ 07505