The Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris/Sussex Vicinage, seeks youth volunteers from Morris and Sussex counties between the ages of 15 and 17 to serve on some of the 33 Juvenile Conference Committees (JCC).
A committee is composed of six to nine volunteers appointed by a family division judge to hear and make recommendations on matters involving juvenile offenses. Young people play a valuable role in the juvenile justice process as volunteers on these committees, which act as a community-based arm of the family court.
Parental consent is required for youth volunteers under the age of 18. All applicants are subject to a juvenile record check. Mandatory training is provided. Youth volunteers could be eligible for community service credit hours based upon approval from their high school.
For more information in Morris County, contact Sue Montalbano, JCC coordinator, at 973-659-3525 or Sue.Montalbano@njcourts.gov. In Sussex County, contact Lyn Salvesen, JCC coordinator, at 973-579-0616 or Lyn.Salvesen@njcourts.gov. Adults seeking membership should use the same contact information. For information on other volunteer programs, contact Lori Reich at 973-579-0766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.