Tuesday Feb 24 2009
Placer County Peer Court to benefit from fundraiser
By: Staff report
An upcoming fundraiser is set to raise funds for the Placer County Peer Court. The Placer County Peer Court is a first-time juvenile offender program that seeks to help educate teens. The fundraiser, held by the Placer County Association of Realtors Leadership Class, will be held from 7-11 p.m. on March 14 at the PCAR event center located at 4750 Grove St. in Rocklin. The cost is $25 per person and includes dinner, a live band and a silent auction. Funds will be used to continue the Driving Under the Influence prevention classes. The Placer County Peer Court is run collaboratively through the juvenile court, probation, local law enforcement and high schools in Placer County. Peer Court seeks to help educate and ensure youth learn from early mistakes and, through the high school program, to prevent teens from making decisions that could bring them into the juvenile justice system. Youth serve as attorneys, bailiffs and the jury in determining consequences for low-level criminal activity. The Peer Court hears cases from throughout the county. In addition to criminal cases, the Peer Court assists with school truancy, tobacco offenses and a DUI prevention program. “We’ve so enjoyed the opportunity to work with the PCAR Leadership Class in creating additional awareness and support of the Placer County Peer Court program,” said Karen Green, Peer Court Coordinator. “The teen years are filled with opportunities, decisions, choices and consequences. Helping teens figure out what might be the results of their decisions so their futures will be bright is an opportunity we have through Peer Court.” For more information about the fundraiser, please call Roger King at 435-9926 or PCAR at 303-7611. The PCAR Leadership Class is a 10-month program designed to develop positive and informed Realtors and leaders who will help lead the future of Placer County and its surrounding communities.