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Youth Aid Program Volunteers Needed

Youth Aid Panels consist of citizen volunteers who meet on a once a month basis with first time, nonviolent, juvenile offenders
Individuals who reside within the Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, Nanticoke, Hanover Area, Wyoming Area and Pittston Area School Districts are needed as volunteers for the Luzerne County’s Youth Aid Panel Juvenile Diversion program. The Youth Aid Panel is in dire need of bi-lingual volunteers in the Hazleton Area. Applications can be obtained online at the Luzerne County District Attorney’s website, and sent to the Youth Aid Panel Coordinator, Alison Gimbi, via email at alison.gimbi@luzernecounty.org, or mailed to 200 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711, attention Youth Aid Panel. 

Youth Aid Panels consist of citizen volunteers who meet on a once a month basis with first time, nonviolent, juvenile offenders.  Applicants will be interviewed and those selected will be required to complete an extensive training prior to service. The application deadline is September 9th, 2013.

Youth Aid Panels have been strategically placed throughout Luzerne County in order to better serve the juveniles deserving of a second chance. Thus far, 85 community volunteers have been trained and remain active participants who help to make this program a positive and proactive addition to the Juvenile Justice System of Luzerne County.
"Due to the Youth Aid Panels' continued progress and success, I am pleased to report that we are seeking additional community volunteers to help change the lives of the youth of our communities who would otherwise be placed in the Juvenile Justice System." said District Attorney Salavantis. "Nothing is more rewarding than being a part of a program that is dedicated to encouraging and enhancing a brighter future for our children.”

(From the Luzerne County District Attorney's Office)

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