The Washington State Association of Youth Courts is hosting its annual Youth Court Conference at University of Washington - Bothell Campus in Building UW2 (Commons Hall) on October 18, 2014 with registration starting at 9:30, and running from 10 to 4 p.m.
The focus is on restorative justice with a special emphasis on youth courts as an alternative to suspensions from school. Experts will present on the school to prison pipeline, restorative justice circles, and the youth representing several different youth courts in WA will present restorative justice in their courts, and conduct a mock school hearing. In addition, a detective from Bothell Police Department will demonstrate police technology.
The event is open to youth courts and to communities interested in learning more about how youth courts can serve their local community. A session will focus on issues for existing coordinators and for new communities.
The event is free, and offers clock hours, CLEs and MCJEs. Contact Margaret Fisher, 206-501-7963, for last minute information.