The goal of Youth Court is to use positive peer pressure to ensure that young people who have committed non-violent first time minor offenses will repair the damage they caused to their victims and to our community and receive the help they need to avoid further confrontation with the justice system. Presently the program has over a 95% success rate statewide.
As Youth Court volunteers, you will prosecute, defend and serve as bailiffs and jurors in sentencing hearing of juvenile offenders. An adult judge volunteer will supervise the hearings.
Youth Court will not impose custodial (jail) sentences or fines. Sentences will focus on restorative and rehabilitative measures, including: Written or oral apologies, restitution (paying the victim the value of the damage caused to the victim), essays, counseling, drug and alcohol assessments, addiction treatment, curfew, and community service. You can contact me if you are interested in joining the volunteers.
It should be noted that several of these students have used these contacts to secure summer jobs, and some even employment for several years. This public service also counts as community service hours and looks great on a college resume.
Mock Trial Competition
We have also started a Mock Team that will be in competition with other teams from area high schools in the coming school year. We are presently meeting in room A-209 on Wednesday. You can contact me if you are interested in joining the club. (Again, both programs are on hold due to covid 19 restrictions)
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Classroom Expectations: Rules and Procedures 2019 - 20
Follow directions and show respect towards all staff and students
Come to class on time and be prepared with all materials
Be a responsible young adult and accountable for your actions
Raise your hand to ask and answer questions
Have a positive attitude
Store ALL purses and backpacks are to be on the floor or under the desk
Adhere strictly to cell phone and personal device policies.
Change of seat
Phone call or e-mail to parents
Written referral to appropriate principal
Remember, it is your responsibility to turn in the missed assignments and to take the missed quizzes and/or tests.
4.Criminology Notebook: 1 inch. 3-ring binder with 5 index dividers, and paper. Bring to class everyday. Have a divider for the following: Important/Dual Credit, Vocabulary, StudyGuides, and Work. You will need to keep everything until the end of the semester, except dual credit notes, which will be kept permanently.
Grading System: Homework, Class Participation, Class Work 30%
Tests, Projects 40%