Town Board Liaison: Amy Standaert
Telephone: (518) 371-6651
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.
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.
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)
|27 Apr 2019;|
01:00PM - 02:30PM
Wildflower Walk at 41-Acre Property - 588 Riverview Rd(#2 of 3 in series)
|01 May 2019;|
03:00PM - 07:00PM
37-Acre Park Planning: Public Visioning Workshop
|03 May 2019;|
01:00PM - 03:00PM
1st Friday Stewardship Hike at the Erie Canal Community Connector Trail