Alex wins BGCR Youth of the Year Award!
In January Alex was selected as Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods' Youth of the Year. She then went on to the regional competition in San Francisco at Twitter Headquarters. Congratulations!
Ashley wins Violet Richardson Award from
Soroptimist International of Eureka
Ashley was one of 2 Violet Richardson Award Winners on March 14th. She gave a great acceptance speech promoting Teen Court. She obviously loves the program. She received a $1000 monetary award for her volunteer service, along with certificates from Congress, Senator, Assembly Member, Board of Supervisors and the Eureka Mayor. Congratulations!
Jacqueline becomes JJDPC Commissioner
Jacqueline was sworn in as a Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commissioner (JJPDC) at our Teen Court session on Thursday, March 14th. This is one of the few state commissions that youth can serve on. Congratulations!
In December, Teen Court Leaders presented about Teen Court to the Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP). This coalition of agencies, concerned individuals, and professionals unites to address the pressing concerns around substance use in Humboldt County. Our teen did a great job representing our program and we look forward to supporting ASAP's mission.
Marin Youth Court Field Trip
Teen Court took 6 of our Teen Court Leaders on a field trip to the Marin Youth Court to see their court in action.
They had a great time and are filled with inspiration and new ideas for our court, while also feeling deep satisfaction with our current proceedings. It was a wonderful opportunity to lean and share, and deepen our connections to youth justice. Thank you Marin Youth Court for sharing!
New Referral Agencies
This winter two new agencies-
Humboldt County Sheriff's Department and
Bayshore Mall Security - both expressed interest in diverting cases to Teen Court. Each agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding solidifying the partnership. We look forward to expanding our ability to provide restorative processes to juveniles that have committed their first offense.
Teen Court as
Change the World
project at Fortuna High School
Stephanie is one of our Fortuna HS student volunteers and she decided that she wanted to try to set up a direct referral process between FHS and Teen Court as her senior year Change the World Project. She has already facilitated a meeting with school administrators and Teen Court, and the next steps will be her presentation to higher up school officials and the school board. Please leet us know if you are in the Eel River Valley and want to help support her efforts.
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