What is Youth Court?

Youth Court is a peer court where eligible young offenders are defended, prosecuted and judged by their peers. Members of the court will be specially trained to act as judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, bailiffs and court clerks.

The purpose of Youth Court is to provide an alternative to the Family Court for the prosecution of non-violent misdemeanors and violations in an effort to reduce the incidence of juvenile delinquent behavior and to develop a respect and knowledge of the Criminal Justice System among young people in our community.

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1. What is Youth Court?
2. Who is sent to Youth Court?
3. Who may participate in the program?