youth court

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youth court

the court in England and Wales that hears criminal cases against those under 18.
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This article is a follow-up of the first-year findings of the Whatcom County Teen Court Program (for a more detailed description see Forgays & DeMilio, 2005).
Twenty years later, with Self still on the job, more than 7,800 at-risk youth have gone through Sarasota's Teen Court.
Teen courts like the Colonie Youth Court have flourished in America.
The four models normally used in youth courts are adult judge, youth judge, youth tribunal and peer jury," explains Peggy Calliham, who oversees a local teen court in College Station, Texas, as the city's community programs coordinator.
Who Administers Teen Court Nonprofit 28% Juvenile/Municipal Court 16% Law Enforcement 15% City/County Government 13% Probation 13% Schools 5% Other 10% Source: National Youth Court Center (as of June 2001) Note: Table made from pie chart
Welcome to Ventura County Teen Court, a forum that serves up sentences for first-time juvenile offenders for crimes ranging from possession of small amounts of marijuana and fighting on campus to petty theft and vandalism.
Past recipients of the Medal of Honor Award for a nonlawyer include Kathleen "Katie" Self of Sarasota for her pioneering work in the implementation of teen courts across Florida and volunteering her services in establishing the Teen Court of Sarasota; Elizabeth Lander "Budd" Bell of Tallahassee for over four decades of volunteer advocacy to improve the lives of Florida's children, elderly, and disabled; and Dr.
Youth Volunteer - Ingrid Cruz, a senior at Churchill High School, was nominated by Eugene Teen Courts.
Teen courts, which aim to involve youth in the judicial process while transforming the negative actions of a small group of first-time, non-violent youthful offenders into positive outcomes for the entire community, are on the rise throughout the country.
This paper reports findings from the Evaluation of Teen Courts Project, which studied teen courts in Alaska, Arizona, Maryland, and Missouri.
The state Education Code allows school districts to join Juvenile Courts and county probation agencies in operating Teen Courts.
In all, United Way of Lane County honored seven community volunteers for their extraordinary efforts, including Bob Bury of Birth to Three, Kevin Watts of Churchill High School, Corinne Standefer of Lane Memorial Blood Bank, Brett Deedon of Eugene Teen Courts and Dave Predeek of Friends of Buford Park & Mount Pisgah.