Nonviolent first-time offenders in DuPage County will have a new option starting today that could lead to their court cases being dismissed and records expunged: join the military.
Military recruiters will be on hand once a month outside the county’s felony and misdemeanor courtrooms to prescreen potential recruits who have run afoul of the law for the first time.
A representative from the Navy will be in the courthouse today and an Army recruiter on Aug. 1.
DuPage State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said he believes “there is no higher calling” than jury service and military service.
You can read more about the service at Daily Herald.