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June 21, 2018 - 6:05pm

Press release:

Calling all eighth-11th graders, the Genesee County Youth Court is recruiting new members!

Youth Court is a voluntary alternative for young people who face disciplinary action through school or law enforcement. Youth who are referred admit to the charge and appear before a court of their peers.

Three youth judges listen to both sides of the issue and determine an appropriate disposition. The goal of youth court is to improve youth citizenship skills and decrease problematic behavior.  

Youth Court members learn about the judicial process & law enforcement; develop group decision making, leadership and public speaking skills; participate in all roles of the courtroom: judge, prosecution, defense, and bailiff.  

Genesee County eighth-11th graders who are interested can go online to download an application from the website www.co.genesee.ny.us , where you will find a link on the Youth Bureau page.

Applications are due by Aug. 1st. Interviews of potential candidates will take place in August and September with the training to begin in October.  

For more information on the Genesee County Youth Court, please contact Chelsea Elliott at the Genesee County Youth Bureau, 344-3960.

April 27, 2017 - 12:25pm
posted by Billie Owens in GC Youth Court, law day, news, Announcements, batavia.

Press release:

Calling all eighth-11th graders in Genesee County and any other individuals interested in Youth Court! On May 2, Genesee County Youth Court will be celebrating Law Day from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Old Court House (7 Main St., Batavia) to show the community how our court operates.

Applications and brochures will be available along with program staff to answer questions for anyone who is interested in joining.

Youth Court is a voluntary alternative for young people who face disciplinary action through school or law enforcement. Youth who are referred admit to the charge and appear before a court of their peers. There are three youth judges who listen to both sides of the issue and determine an appropriate disposition.  The goal of youth court is to improve youth citizenship skills and decrease problematic behavior. 

Youth Court members learn about the judicial process and law enforcement, group decision making and develop their public speaking skills, participate in a great leadership opportunity, and learn and participate in all roles of the courtroom: judge, prosecution, defense, and bailiff. 

Eighth-11th graders who are interested can attend Law Day on May 2 or go online to download an application from the Genesee County website www.co.genesee.ny.us , where you will find a link on the Youth Bureau page. Applications are due by July 28. Interviews of potential candidates will take place in August with the training to begin in October. 

For more information on the Genesee County Youth Court, please contact Chelsea Elliott at the Genesee County Youth Bureau, 344-3960.

June 12, 2014 - 4:07pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, GC Youth Court.

Calling all eighth- through 11th-graders, the Genesee County Youth Court is recruiting new members! Youth Court is a voluntary alternative for young people who face disciplinary action through school or law enforcement.

Youth who are referred admit to the charge and appear before a court of their peers. Three youth judges listen to both sides of the issue and determine an appropriate disposition. The goal of Youth Court is to improve youth citizenship skills and decrease problematic behavior.

Youth Court members learn about the judicial process and law enforcement; develop group decision making, leadership and public speaking skills; participate in all roles of the courtroom -- judge, prosecution, defense, and bailiff.

Those who are interested can go online to download an application from the Web site <www.co.genesee.ny.us> where you will find a link on the Youth Bureau page. Applications are due by Aug. 22.

Interviews of potential candidates will take place during late summer/early fall with the training to begin in October. For more information on the Genesee County Youth Court, please contact Chelsea Dillon at the Genesee County Youth Bureau, 344-3960.

September 10, 2013 - 3:11pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, GC Youth Court.

The Genesee County Youth Bureau is seeking local students in grades eight through 11 to become members of the Genesee County Youth Court. Youth Court is the process of being judged by your peers.

A multi-week training session for members will begin this fall. If you are interested in joining youth court, pick up an application at the Genesee County Youth Bureau or online at www.co.genesee.ny.us/departments/youthbureau/youthcourt.html.

Applications are due by Sept. 27. Interviews will take place throughout the month of September.

If you have any questions or are interested in joining this program, please feel free to contact Chelsea Dillon at 344-3960 or [email protected].

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