Youth Court

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 held a virtual youth court seminar with the support of the Delaware County Bar Association on Thursday, May 13,2021 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This program was 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 built on a May 2019 program that brought nearly 100 to the Delco Bar for a training on youth court in schools. This seminar explored 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 know 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.