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posted: 10/31/2013 11:05 AM

Fox Valley Court Watch needs volunteers

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Submitted by Fox Valley Court Watch

The Fox Valley Court Watch, a nonprofit organization, will offer a training session Wednesday, Nov. 6, for interested volunteers in Kendall and Kane counties.

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The Fox Valley Court Watch Program currently monitors the judicial process in domestic violence courts in Kane and Kendall Counties Judicial Centers.

Court Watcher Observers are volunteers from the community, trained in domestic violence and court procedure, that monitor, evaluate and advocate improving services for victims of domestic abuse.

Through Court Watch, volunteers document observations of all trial activities in misdemeanor and felony domestic violence cases, with an eye toward identifying strengths and weaknesses in the Kane and Kendall County Judicial system.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age, have an email address, daily email access, and commit to a minimum of one half-day session on a weekday per month for at least six months.

Volunteers are required to attend one court session to observe their function in the courtroom before making that final commitment.

Training for both counties is being held at the St. Charles Police Building Training Room, Door 4, 211 N. Riverside St., St. Charles, Wednesday, Nov. 6, beginning at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast and ending at 4 p.m.

To register for training, contact www.foxvalleycourtwatch.org.

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