Peer courts get funding from state |

Peer courts get funding from state

Gregory Crofton

Nevada has forked over $19,000 to fund peer courts in Douglas County schools.

The school court program was initiated in 1998 by the U.S. Department of Justice to monitor and address harassment and bullying in schools.

It allows deputies from Douglas County Sheriff’s Department to work with students and help them hear cases in a court of their peers.

Much of the money for the program comes from Nevada Juvenile Accountability Incentive Program, said Sgt. Lance Modispacher.

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