Philadelphia– Now is the time to help make a difference. District Attorney Seth Williams is looking for community volunteers to help transform the lives of young people in the city. “This is the perfect opportunity to support your community,” says District Attorney Seth Williams. “Just a few hours a month will have a tremendous impact on the City of Philadelphia.”
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is currently looking for community volunteers for its Youth Aid Panels, and is in the process of recruiting a Fall Class of Youth Aid Panelists. The Office runs a diversion program for first time juvenile offenders and the panelists are an instrumental part of the program. Misdemeanor and non-violent felony cases are heard by the Youth Aid Panels twice a month in the evening. As part of this program, volunteer mediators are trained by the Office as panelists. The training consists of two hour blocks one night a week for five weeks. Upon graduation, panelists will sit on one of thirty-one panels located throughout the City.
If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering, contact the Youth Aid Panel program at (215) 686-6305, 686-6310 or 686-7600.