Monday, November 13, 2017

Youth Court Updates

Bellevue Youth Court - "The student respondents are successfully completing well beyond the average 10-hour community service hours required.  Most are completing 50-60 hours on their own and coming out stronger than when they came in" - Bellevue Youth Court Volunteer

Bothell Youth Court - "We are working on grants and fundraising in hopes of being able to hire a coordinator.  We will need additional staffing if we expand to hear other types of cases outside of traffic" - Bothell Youth Court Volunteer

Cheney Youth Court - "Two years ago we came to the WSAYC Annual Conference and saw a demonstration of a youth court circle and other models. Out of that came many ideas for our own youth court.  We are also utilizing several local attorneys to help with training including questioning skills.  Because of our attending the Conference we have been able to improve our own youth court and make many connections across the State" - Commissioner Terri Cooper - Cheney Youth Court

Seattle Youth Traffic Court - "The Seattle Youth Traffic Court was an after-school program coordinated at the school by a teacher adviser. Last year, he decided that the youth court could attract more students and have access to announcements over the intercom if it were a club. He moved to establish it formally as a club at Garfield High School open to all and that has happened this year" - Jennet Mikitie, WSAYC Student Vice-President


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