Youth Justice Court — QUEENS DEFENDERS
December 16 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 3:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 30, 2021
In Youth Justice Court, clients are tried and judged by youth trained as prosecutors, defense attorneys, and juries. An adult serves as the judge. Through this restorative justice approach, youthful offenders gain a clear understanding of the impact of their actions, take responsibility, and make amends.
The YJC volunteers become peer leaders, learn about the criminal justice system, and frequently go on to pursue careers in criminal justice and law.
Teens interested in learning about the justice system are encouraged to apply. Here, you will learn to be an advocate for your peers. Improve your resume and gain valuable experience while helping
your community. This program will empower you to become a leader in both school and in the community.