Donate Juror Service Payments to Charity

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Vincent Van Gogh

Westmoreland County jurors have the option to donate their juror fees to local non-profit organizations. Upon completion of their jury service, jurors may authorize donation of their fees to one of the selected organizations.  The Juror Donation Program, is a way for civic-minded people to give to a good cause while saving the county money on paper, bank transactions and postage. 

Through the generosity of Westmoreland County residents serving jury duty, the Juror Donation Program has collected over $10,000 and over 800 jurors have participated since its inception in September, 2016.   Blackburn Center and CASA of Westmoreland  were the recipients of donated fees since September 2016. The County Controller monitors to ensure that the donated fees are allocated to the chosen organizations on a monthly basis.  

The Court determines the non-profit recipients annually.  In 2018, the Juror Donation Program will benefit the following non-profit organizations with one organization being the recipient of the charitable donations by Westmoreland County jurors each quarter:

Blackburn Center
Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors
Westmoreland County Food Bank
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Blackburn Center advocates for the rights of all individuals to live free from domestic and sexual violence in their homes and communities by eliminating the root causes of this violence and providing for the well-being and safety of survivors/victims.
CASA of Westmoreland, Inc., is a volunteer-based organization providing a voice in the courts on behalf of abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County. The recommendations of these volunteers assist the courts in determining the child’s placement in safe, permanent and nurturing homes.
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Pennsylvania Wounded Warrior Project is a volunteer based organization dedicated to helping to restore wounded warriors to good physical, mental, and emotional health.

Westmoreland Count Food Bank

Westmoreland County Food Bank's work is to acquire food and household necessities and to distribute it to need people throughout Westmoreland County.  This is done through a network of partner agencies comprised primarily of volunteer-run organizations.