Alachua County juror earnings donation program

A small donation can add up in a big way.

Alachua County is offering jurors the opportunity to donate to people who have been abused.

Alachua county gives residents $15 a day for performing jury duty.

That rate goes up to 30 dollars after the third day of service.

Last Monday, Alachua County started a program allowing jurors to donate those earnings to the Guardian Ad Litem program, which helps abused children and the Peaceful Paths Domestic Violence Shelter.

"It'll actually be on the actual summons, the juror can then elect whether or not they choose to donate. So, it'd be no pressure. It's just on them if it's something they wanted to do," said Alachua County Clerk of the Court, J.K. Irby.

Alachua County paid about $49,000 to jurors in 2017.