Greenville, SC Arbitrates Teen Offenses
April 5, 2012
Some South Carolina teenagers who have their first run-ins with the law will get a second chance to keep their records clean through a novel arbitration program. The local solicitor’s office plans to start a program in Greenville County that will give some offenders ages 12 to 16 a chance to stay out of court and keep their records clean. In exchange, the teens must admit their guilt, face their victims, and allow a trained volunteer arbitrator to determine their punishment.