youth court Archives

  • On July 30th, the Mediation Center held a celebration in honor of the first class of the Greenpoint Youth Court. These young people have been working since December to train and hear cases of low level infractions committed by their peers. They have developed leadership skills, public speaking skills, and been ambassadors to their peers […]

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  • The Greenpoint Youth Court is taking a field trip to visit the Brooklyn Criminal Court and learn about our judicial system from the Honorable John Wilson, Judge, and Court officer Christopher Conroy. Blacks and Jews in Conversation, Inc., along with the Mediation Center have sponsored this opportunity, where youth court members will find out what […]

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  • The Greenpoint Gazette ran a story today about the 94th Precinct youth court. The article describes how our youth court works and includes interview quotes from young people who are being trained for the court. It also discusses background information on other local and national youth courts. Read it here: http://www.greenpointnews.com/news/trials-by-peers-for-greenpoint-youth Congratulations to all involved […]

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  • Twenty-six young people came to the 94th Precinct in Greenpoint to participate in a youth court training on Monday and Tuesday, December 29th and 30th. These young people are training to serve as jurors, judges, and advocates, handling real-life cases involving their peers. The goal of the youth court is to use positive peer pressure […]

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