Solicitor teams up with Pee Dee school district for school supply program

Florence, SC - FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The Juvenile Arbitration Office of 12th Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements is partnering up with Florence School District One for its "Tools for Schools" program, aimed at providing school supplies to students in the community.

Officials said the Juvenile Arbitration Program is designed to divert first-time non-violent offenders out of the state's Family Court system and into an informal setting that is manned by trained and committed volunteers.

First time juvenile offenders who are going through the program with the solicitor's office have been asked to purchase school supplies to donate to schools in Florence School District One. Offenders, according to Clements, are required to document how the money was raised to purchase the supplies.

Clements is expected to make a formal presentation of the supplies gathered by offenders to the Florence School District One community on Thursday at 1 p.m.

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