Charles County launches generous juror program

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In January 2014, Charles County Circuit Court became the latest court to adopt the Generous Juror Program, which allows people called for jury service the chance to donate their jury stipends to their local Department of Social Services to benefit children in their county who are involved with the child welfare system.

“It is very exciting to implement a program that promotes the dignity and value of children in foster care with a collaborative effort with the county Department of Social Services and the citizens who are called for jury service,” Clerk of the Circuit Court Sharon Hancock said.

Hancock worked with Charles County Administrative Judge Amy J. Bragunier to implement the program. Already, the Charles County Generous Juror Program has received $4,140 from jurors reporting only 43 days into the year.

Charles County is one of 14 counties currently who have adopted the Generous Juror Program.

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