“Young People Delivering Justice”
The Homewood Flossmoor Peer Jury Program operates under the auspices of the Homewood, Flossmoor, Glenwood, East Hazel Crest and Chicago Heights police departments. The program is designed to provide a meaningful and remedial method of dealing with selected juveniles without reference to the court. The Peer Jury Program provides opportunities for victims, juvenile offenders and parents to talk together about the juvenile's criminal offense, how it has affected everyone involved and to determine how to repair any harm. It is a
voluntary process wherein the participants may ask questions, discuss their fears, and identify their needs. Trained peer jurors and adult volunteers assist the participants in communicating and creating an agreement to address the harm in a realistic and attainable manner.
This website is designed to introduce you to our program. Using the navigation tools to the left you can learn more about us -- such as what we are about, our volunteers, frequently asked questions, the types of community service we do, Balanced and Restorative Justice, and some comments from our program's participants, such as parents/guardians, victims and referred teens.
Welcome to our site and please feel free to browse.