Youth court is under the supervision of a judge, and youth defendants and volunteers play a variety of roles in the judicial process, such as district attorney or public defender.
Youth courts are youth-focused and youth-driven and are designed and operated to empower youth.
Sacramento Southern Railroad Trains depart from the Central Pacific Freight Depot in Old Sacramento located at Front & "K" Streets.
Excursion trains run weekends April through September, departures on the hour 11 a.m. From San Francisco/East Bay/Fairfield Take Interstate Highway 80-East to West Sacramento.
Youth courts in California have been growing at a phenomenal rate over the last 15 years.
In 1991, with only two youth courts in California, there are now over 70 in California and over 1,400 nationwide. Read more about youth courts, In Teen Courts, A Second Chance.
Peer Court DUI Prevention Program Evaluation There were encouraging results when comparing the pre-survey and post-survey groups of youth.
The teens behavior change was most pronounced between the pre-survey and the 3-month follow up group.
The follow-up survey reported that teens were significantly less likely to get into a vehicle with a driver under the influence.
The next Youth Court Summit will be held in June 2018 at a university campus in Northern California. The CAYC in collaboration with the Judicial Council’s Center for Families, Children & the Courts offer informational roundtable events to interested local courts on developing effective and efficient youth court models in their jurisdictions.
Issues of juvenile court diversion and the prevention are addressed.