District Attorney George Gascón is looking for people interested in becoming a Neighborhood Court Adjudicator.
Neighborhood Courts are volunteer community panels that resolve nonviolent criminal cases through restorative justice. Volunteers get trained in arbitration, the principles of restorative justice, mediation skills, and neighborhood problem solving.
Petty theft, graffiti, vandalism, disorderly conduct, fighting — these are the kind of neighborhood problems that often frustrate residents and rarely get resolved quickly and effectively through the traditional criminal justice system.
Through Neighborhood Courts, residents, merchants, students, parents — anyone in the neighborhood — can decide how to resolve these kinds of crimes to repair the community and address root causes.
The SF District Attorney’s Office, is launching a new initiative to expand Neighborhood Courts throughout the City and quickly refer nonviolent criminal cases to these courts so community members can decide how to address the problems. Neighborhood court adjudicators can direct participants to engage in community service, pay restitution, get treatment, or many other creative actions. The DA’s Office is working in partnership with California Community Dispute Services and Pre-trial Diversion.
NEXT VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION AND TRAINING
ORIENTATION: WEDNESDAY APRIL 27, 6 – 8 PM
850 Bryant, 3rd Floor, DA’s Office Library
TRAINING: SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 11 AM – 5 PM
War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue, #206
To RSVP or for more information please contact Jackson Gee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 575-6328.
Please see the link to the flyer and pass this information along to others who may be interested. Thank you!