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Peer Jury gives teen offenders a way out of trouble

Good kids make bad choices. Peer Jury tries to set them on the right course. Based on the principles of restorative justice, Peer Jury allows the Homewood and Flossmoor Police Departments to give teens under the age of 18 the chance to make amends for their misdemeanor crime and stay out of the court system. “When a kid can tell another kid they goofed up, it seems to me it has more of an effect,” said Flossmoor Detective Dennis Karner. “That’s the impressive part about it. Our volunteers and the kids that we have on the jury . . .

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