Who We Are

Washington State Association of Youth Courts (WSAYC) is committed to assisting youth in bringing justice to their peers throughout Washington state. WSAYC is made up of the established and newly forming youth courts in Washington State.

Youth courts are diversion processes in which young people sentence their peers for juvenile offfenses, traffic violations, truancy, school rule violations and other misconduct. Individual youth courts have existed for many years in Washington state.

In 2002, the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts, in conjunction with the Washington State Bar Association's Council on Public Legal Education, began hosting statewide trainings and start-up conferences for communities interestered in or already operating youth courts. Margaret Fisher from the AOC and the Council on Public Legal Education headed up this effort.

WSAYC regularly receives financial support from the Washington Judges Foundation and has in the past been funded by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Officers:

Bo Jordan. Co-President
Courtney Bell, Vice President
Susan Gregory, Secretary/Treasurer
Margaret Fisher, Special Advisor
Rachel Lau, Youth President
Jennet Mitikie, Youth Vice-President

WSAYC Registered Youth Court Members:

Bellevue Youth Court
Bothell Youth Traffic Court
Cascadia Tech Academy
Clallam County Youth Court
Clark County Skill Center
Cheney Youth Court
Issaquah Student Traffic Youth Court
Seattle Youth Traffic Court
Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Youth Court
Thurston County Youth Court
Whatcom County Teen Court

Non-Registerd Youth Court Members:

Arlington Student Court
Auburn Municipal Court - Student Traffic Court
City of Lake Forest Park Teen Court
Colfax Student Court
Eastlake Student Traffic Youth Court
Kirkland Teen Traffic Court
Kitsap County Youth Court
Liberty Student Traffic Youth Court
Lincoln District Court - Student Traffic Court
Skyline Student Traffic Youth Court
Snohomish County Youth Courts
Todd Beamer High School Student Court