YOUTH COURT

Town Board Liaison: Amy Standaert
Telephone: (518) 371-6651
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What is Youth Court?

Youth Court is a voluntary alternative to the criminal justice system for young people who have committed a crime or an offense. The goal of Youth Court is to intervene in early anti-social, delinquent, and criminal behavior , and to reduce the incidence and prevent the escalation of such behavior. Youth Court strives to promote feelings of self esteem and a desire for self improvement, and to foster a healthy attitude towards rules and authority. Youth Court also offers a law-related education program for young people who seek to become members of the Court.

What Happens In Youth Court?

A youth, who has admitted guilt to a crime or an offense, appears for a sentencing hearing before a jury of peers. The jury is presented with evidence relevant to the sentencing, deliberates, and passes sentence. Sentences typically include community service and counseling, and stress rehabilitative goals.

For more information read our pdf pamphlet (106 KB)  "Rules of Conduct" or look over our Youth Court Flyer

To sign up as a member of the Youth Court (Freshman through Senior) or as a Juror for Youth Court (7th Grade through Senior) fill out the   pdf Member Application (158 KB)

Please click here to read the welcome back letter.

Click here for information on Training Session 1

Click here for information on Training Session 2

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15 Dec 2017;
09:00AM - 12:00PM
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15 Dec 2017;
10:55AM - 12:20PM
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15 Dec 2017;
11:00AM - 12:00PM
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Contact Us - 518-371-6651



1 Town Hall Plaza
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm