Peer Court Mentoring
October 11, 2019
Hosted by Judge Jim Gray (Ret.)
Truly one of the most important things a person or a society can do is to help mentor our young people. And one effective way is the Peer Court program, administered by the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County. This weeks guest, Eoin Kreditor, Esq., is a long time active supporter of CRFOCs Peer Court. This program, with the assistance of the County Probation Department and various police departments, brings real juvenile delinquency cases to 18 different high schools each school year, and empanels high school jurors who then ask probing questions both to the subject and the subjects parents about why this offense occurred, and what the subjects want their future lives to be like. Often statements like "You show me your friends, and I will show you your future," and "Do you think I want my company to hire a thief?" are heard in the sessions. Bottom line: this program is truly effective in mentoring our young people, and the low recidivism rates prove it.
All Rise! The Libertarian Way with Judge Jim Gray
Friday at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
“All Rise! The Libertarian Way with Judge Jim Gray” will set forth some of the problem areas in our country, with interesting, experienced and knowledgeable guests. Judge Gray and his guests will provide some practical and workable solutions that benefit virtually everyone in our country except many vested interests. We will learn that there really are Libertarian solutions to many of our problems, including our healthcare, justice and educational systems, national security, dispute resolution, problems with over-incarceration, civil liberties, homelessness, mental health, creating jobs and mentoring our youth! Tune in to our program every Friday at 7 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel, and you will be gratified, stimulated and encouraged by the experience!
Judge Jim Gray (Ret.)
Judge Jim Gray was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Palmar Norte, Costa Rica, a Criminal Defense Attorney with Navy JAG Corps, a Federal Prosecutor in Los Angeles and a 25-year Veteran Trial Court Judge in Orange County, California. Judge Gray was the 2012 Libertarian Candidate for Vice President, along with New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson (In Jim’s words, “We came in third, although I acknowledge it was a distant third.”). Judge Gray is married with four children, including a son from Danang, Vietnam that Jim adopted in 1973. Judge Gray is the author of “Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed, and What We Can Do About It,” “Wearing the Robe: The Art and Responsibilities of Judging in Today’s Courts,” and “A Voter’s Handbook, Effective Solutions to America’s Problems.” He is also the composer of two musicals, “Americans All,” which helps to mentor our junior high and high school students, and “Convention: The Birth of America,” which is about our country’s 1787 Constitutional Convention. Judge Gray has also been awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the Western State College of Laws and by the Law School at Chapman University, and the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County annually awards its “Judge of the Year” Award in the name of Judge James P. Gray.