Teen Court Newsletter

SUMMER 2017

Teen Court Leaders Needed!!
The first Leaders meeting is September 28th
Apply Now!!
The Leaders from 2016-2017 met at the end of June to strategy plan for the coming year. They had great ideas for court innovations, new roles for helping participants outside of court, and more. Please join us if you want to get more involved. 
Recruiting Mentor Attorneys!!

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CAYC Summit at University of Redlands

News Briefs
Attorney Training
In June, 4 new student attorneys were trained, and have since handled their first cases.

Year End Appreciation Party
Our year end Appreciation Party was held on May 18th. Adult and student volunteers as well as participants joined us for pizza at Live from NY Pizza in Eureka.

CA Statewide Youth Court Summit  
On June 22-24, 4 teen representatives went to the CA Statewide Youth Court Summit at University of Redlands.  They had a great time. And one of our very own teens was on the Youth Advisory Board this whole year, and was instrumental in the planning of the conference. She took leadership at the summit by introducing speakers, moderating Q & A, and leading networking activities. Great Job, Leah! 

Video Contest Winners!!     
At the CA Youth Court Summit, Humboldt County entered into the video contest and won 2nd place. We received $200!! And spent it on Mini Golf, dinner, and dessert.

Know Your Rights Workshop 

On June 30th, Program Coordinator Rosalba Gonzalez presented a training at the McKinleyville Teen Center on Knowing Your Rights. This was something the youth expressed interest in, and we were happy to follow up on their interests.



Ray Feral recognized at court
Volunteers of the Month
June: Ray Feral
Ray has only been with Teen Court for a short while, but he has routinely stepped up to higher positions of responsibility: he got trained as an attorney; then served as an attorney; and has great perspective when questioning participants. 

July: Slate Taylor

Slate has served as both juror and clerk, and has expressed interest in our Teen Court Leaders program. We look forward to his thoughtful presence in whatever he does.
Slate Taylor awarded in July
August: Alex Pena
Alex will serve as a Teen Court Leader for the second year in a row. She continually steps up into roles of leadership with Teen Court and we greatly appreciate her dedication and efforts.

Humboldt Sponsors recognized at court
Shout Outs!

Humboldt Sponsors
For many years now, Humboldt Sponsors has helped to make our trip to the CA Statewide Youth Court Summit a reality by dedicating financial support to this annual event. This year, they gave $1,000 and we thank them for their support!

Humboldt County Bar Association
A huge thank you to the Humboldt County Bar Association for donating $1,500 to the Teen Court program! 
Year after year, the Humboldt County Bar Association consistently shows tremendous support of the Teen Court program through generous donations.
Additionally, many members of the Bar Association show their support of Teen Court by volunteering their time to serve as mentor attorneys. The time and attention that these adult mentors offer is such a gift; it often inspires the teen volunteers to pursue a career in the legal field.
















Humboldt County Bar Association donates to Teen Court
Welcome new Program Coordinator, Nadia Al-Yagout!
Rosalba Gonzalez is no longer the Program Coordinator at Teen Court. She is continuing her education with the MSW program at HSU this Fall.
Nadia obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology & Justice Studies/Sociology from Humboldt State University in 2017. Throughout her academic career, she has gained an immense passion for transformative and restorative justice. She has conducted multiple research projects and spoken at national academic conferences about community accountability and various transformative justice approaches, and even traveled to the Netherlands during the summer of 2016 to study the Dutch's emphasis of restorative justice in their criminal justice system. She hopes to implement her knowledge and skills at the Boys & Girls Club Teen Court. Teen Court's mission resonates with Nadia, as she believes in youth empowerment and their ability to effectively create change in other youth's lives while positively contributing to the overall success of their community.  
















Nadia Al-Yagout, new Program Coordinator
Restorative Assignment
Attend a Sober Event

Getting connected to your community in a way that doesn't involve alcohol or drugs isn't boring. Really, it may look like attending a play, visiting a museum, or going to a cultural event. The North Coast Journal always has multiple listing of weekly events. And the Breakfast All Day Collective in Arcata hosts All Ages safe and sober shows of touring bands. Check it out!   Breakfast All Day Collective

Upcoming Schedule

Court 
Eureka Courthouse 4:15-6:15 pm 
September 7 & 21     October 5 & 19       November 2 & 16     December 7 & 21

Jury Council
Teen Court Office 4:30-6:00 pm
August 31

Leaders Meetings  
Teen Center 4:15-6:15 pm
Starts October 12th
Then every 2nd, 4th, & 5th Thursday during the school year

Upcoming Events
October-  Jury Training for new volunteers

Current Mentors
Mentor Judge
Judge Christopher Wilson

Mentor Attorneys
Shelley Addison    Christina Allbright    Luke Brownfield    Bryan Daley    Randall Davis    Natalie Duke    Richard Hendry    Neal Latt    Anne Nguyen    David Nims    Greg Rael    Erin Rowe    Casey Russo    Jeffrey Schwartz    Jeff Slack    Jessica Watson    Megan Yarnall

And please welcome these new mentor attorneys...
Trent Timm   Brent Kling   Ashley Daniel   Chistopher YI

Contact:
Humboldt County Teen Court
3015 J Street, Eureka, CA  |  707-444-0153
hcteencourt@bgcredwoods.org
www.hcteencourt.org