FALL 2017 NEWSLETTER
Our new Teen Court Leaders for 2017-2018 school year!!
Alex, Cody, Mattea, Naz, Kai, and Sophia
There is opportunity to  join in the Leaders program at the start of the second semester.
We hope some of you will consider joining this active and influential group.
Upcoming Jury Training for New Volunteers

Training for new students in 8th-12th grade. Thursday, November 30th, 4:15-6:15 pm at the Teen Center in Eureka.

Please help spread the word.

This 2 hour training is peer-to-peer run by our youth Leaders! Learn everything you need to know to get started with us.

RSVP to Teen Court by phone or email if you are a youth in grade 8th-12th and want to attend.

Oct 25th Jury Training
Recent Events

Jury Trainings

On September 20 & 21, Teen Court conducted a Jury Training at Academy of the Redwoods and recruited about 12 youth to sign up as new volunteers. Some are already volunteering!

On Oct 25th, we trained 13 new student volunteers!


 

Attorney Training 

On Oct 11, we trained 2 new student attorneys. They have now already handled 2-3 cases each!


 

CA Association of Youth Courts (CAYC) Annual Board Meeting

On September 28-29, Sacha attended the annual CAYC Board Meeting. She was selected as Chair of their Programs Subcommittee. The association underwent an intensive strategic planning series this past year and has emerged as a more action-oriented entity. Sacha is honored to serve with this statewide association.

Sophia
Volunteers of the Month

September: Cody 
Cody has served as a student attorney and clerk and is a new Teen Court Leader this year. He brings a great care and concern to our Teen Court work.

October: Sophia

Sophia is a new Leader this year and has been steadily serving as a client attorney. She is graceful, articulate and shows a great compassion for her clients. We are lucky to have her!

 

November: Mattea
Mattea has served as juror, judge, and attorney. She is also a new Teen Court Leader this year, and she has great leadership qualities that will help our program grow.
New Program Coordinator
Ashley Alban

Ashley Alban graduated from San Jose State University with her Bachelor's in Social Work in 2015.  Since then, she has worked in case management with adults with developmental disabilities, veterans with disabilities experiencing chronic homelessness, and sexual assault survivors.  Ashley recently moved from the Bay Area to Humboldt, and she is enjoying getting to know her beautiful new surroundings-with none of that Bay Area smog.  Ashley is passionate about being an advocate and empowering clients to their own successes.  She has a special interest in restorative justice, ways to reduce recidivism, and community involvement. 
Restorative Assignment

Youth Fire Prevention & Intervention Program 
This is a consequence-driven assignment for specific cases that involve fire. Arcata Fire District offers a 1-2 hour educational component along with a homework requirement for those youth that may be deemed low risk.
Upcoming Schedule

Court 
Eureka Courthouse 4:15-6:15 pm  
December 7 & 21
January 18
February 1 & 15
March 1 & 15
April 5 & 19

Leaders Meetings  
Teen Center 4:15-6:15 pm 
Every 2nd, 4th, & 5th Thursday during the school year 

Upcoming Events 
Thursday, November 30 at 4:15-6:15 pm-   Jury Training for new volunteers at Eureka Teen Center
Thursday, December 7 at 6-7 pm- Leaders Holiday Party at Ultimate Yogurt in Eureka
January 2018- Student Attorney Training
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   Trent Timm   Brent Kling   Ashley Daniel   Christopher Yi   

And please help us welcome our newest mentor attorney, Damara Moore
Ms. Moore's practice focuses on special education, litigation and labor, employment and personnel matters.  She assists school districts, county offices of education, and special education local plan areas regarding all aspects of special education and employment law. 
Teen Court | 707-444-0153 | hcteencourt@bgcredwoods.org | www.hcteencourt.org
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