What if the same court system that puts young men behind bars, could help keep them out of court in the first place?
Studies have shown that children with positive role models are less likely to commit a crime. The Mentor Act is a bill that makes mentorship a legal excusal from jury duty– giving children more mentors and reducing the need for juries.
We created a bill that gives people who volunteer with an officially recognized mentorship program a legal excusal from jury duty. It’s a fully functional document and all it needs is sponsorship from a state representative to be on its way to becoming an actual law.
The Mentor Act 'Documentary'