LA judge to demystify juvenile court system

Ocean County Library will give adults and teens a glimpse into the juvenile court system during programs at its Brick and Toms River branches.

Judge Leora Krygier will present an overview of the juvenile court justice system during her “Juvenile Court: A Judge’s Guide for Parents and Teens” seminar. 

The program will take one through the entire juvenile court process – from the moment a citation is written, to arraignment, to a possible trial and disposition of a case.  It will demystify the judicial process.

She has been a Referee with the Los Angeles Superior Court, Juvenile Division, for more than 15 years and was profiled in the “Los Angeles Times” for her innovative use of essay writing in sentencing pre-delinquent teens.  She has used essay writing as a way to engage and encourage teens in their own rehabilitation.

Krygier has written the recently released “Juvenile Court: A Guide for Young Adults and their Parents” and two novels.

The program will be held at the Brick branch, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd., Wednesday, Sept. 30 and the Toms River branch, 101 Washington St., Thursday Oct. 1.  Sign-in for both programs opens at 5:30 p.m. and the programs begin promptly at 6 p.m.

These programs are free and open to the public but registration is required.  For information about this and other “Tools for Teens” programs visit the library Web site www.theoceancountylibrary.org or telephone (732) 349-6200.

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