Virtual Youth Court Seminar Was a Success!

The Youth Court Seminar in Review


Virtual Youth Court Seminar

A coalition of partners under the umbrella of the Cahn Collaborative is planning a virtual youth court seminar with the support of the Delaware County Bar Association for Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This program is open to attorneys, educators and others interested in the restorative, trauma sensitive youth court model used to help break the school to prison pipeline. Delaware County school districts, from Chester-Upland to Upper Darby, from William Penn to Garnet Valley, are working with youth court as an alternative model of school discipline.

The event builds on a May 2019 program that brought nearly 100 to the Delco Bar for a training on youth court in schools. This seminar, with CLE (2 ethics and 2 substantive) for lawyers and Act 48 for educators, will explore how the school based youth courts can be used to create a model juvenile justice youth court program in Delaware County and beyond.

If you knew nothing about youth courts, you will learn a ton by just spending five minutes listening to these bright Fifth graders from Upper Darby.

More information on youth courts can be found here.


Virtual Youth Court Seminar Was a Success!

The Youth Court Seminar in Review


David Trevaskis, PCSS Executive Secretary

David Trevaskis, PCSS Executive Secretary, Zooms with Edgar Cahn and his wife, Dr. Chris Gray, planning a program on systems change and youth court.

The Cahn Collaborative is a loosely organized group of programs and individuals intended to both honor and perpetuate the life work of Edgar Cahn. Partners include Swarthmore College, the Widener Delaware Law School, the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, youth court programs in schools around the region and more. The Cahn Collaborative is a multi- sector partnership between law firms, legal entities, K-12 educational institutions, community groups, law schools and higher education institutions, and philanthropy to memorialize the social justice activities of Edgar Cahn and to ensure they continue to be utilized to assist disadvantaged populations. Preserving his ideas and work is very important if disadvantaged populations are to successfully advance their lives.

Read more about Edgar Cahn Here: Edgar Cahn Biography

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