Youth Commission Members Needed
The City of Lower Burrell and Upper Burrell Township are participating members of the Westmoreland County Youth Commission.
The purpose of the Youth Commission is to allow communities the opportunity to help young people involved with the Court to solve problems within their own communities. It is believed that the Youth Commission can provide the community with a local diversionary program that would more closely supervise a young person. The Youth Commission is comprised of dedicated community volunteers who provide better opportunities for learning, readjusting, and conforming to the laws of our society. It is also charged with helping the youth take responsibility for his/her actions and repair the harm caused to the victims and/or community.
The commission acts as a branch of the Juvenile Court System. All members of the Commission must be aware of the confidential relationship between the court, juvenile, and Commission.
The jurisdiction of the Youth Commission will be confined to the summary offenses, criminal charges not involving force and dependent charges filed by parents or the school district.
All prospective members shall be of good character and community standing. The Juvenile Probation Office will complete a criminal history check. All prospective members will be required to obtain a Child Abuse Clearance. New members shall be sworn in by either a Juvenile Court Judge or the local Magisterial District Judge.
All new members are required to attend orientation training. The training is offered twice a year and is free.
If anyone is interested, please contact Sgt. Cole Speer at the Upper Burrell Police Department at 724-335-0664.