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By Richard Heyman
The Creswell Chronicle 

Through the Eyes of the Colonel: Peer Court should get green light

 

May 17, 2018

About a year ago, Sergeant Scott Denham, who is Lane County Sheriff Office's contract supervisor for Creswell, presented to the city council a suggestion for Peer Court to be organized here in town. The court would be organized to try cases for juveniles ages 12 to 17. It is an alternative court within the criminal justice system for juveniles who commit misdemeanors or violations. Juveniles can be referred to Peer Court by the Municipal Court of Youth Services, local school or police officers.

After admitting their guilt, the offender can be accepted into Peer Court, which is made up of vo...



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