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Junior Marshal’s program students participate in mock trial

(Source: Greg Countryman / Muscogee County Marshal's Office) (Source: Greg Countryman / Muscogee County Marshal's Office)
(Source: Greg Countryman / Muscogee County Marshal's Office) (Source: Greg Countryman / Muscogee County Marshal's Office)
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Students of the Muscogee County Junior Marshal's program got an inside look at what happens in the courtroom.

On Saturday morning, the students had the opportunity to take part in a mock trial.

Superior Court Judge Gil McBride hosted the educational event inside his courtroom at the Government Center.

The mock trial is designed to give the Junior Marshals an overview of the functions of the courts and emphasize the consequences of bad choices and behavior.  

The Junior Marshal's program mentors middle schools students for two years to help students develop pride, confidence, a sense of belonging, direction, responsibility, and goal-setting techniques.

Marshal Greg Countrymen says since the program began, none of the student have gotten in trouble with the law.

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