Humboldt County Bar Association Gives Big!!
At our May 16th court session, Humboldt County Bar Association presented Teen Court with a big check for $2,500. They not only support our program, but also specifically help our youth to attend the annual CA statewide Youth Court Summit, which will be held at University of Redlands this year. We are so grateful for their sustained mentoring and financial support of Teen Court. A huge thank you for making a real difference in Humboldt County teens' lives!!
Know Your Rights Presentation at Northcoast Youth Summit
On Saturday March 23, Program Coordinator Jenny Downs along with youth Leaders presented a workshop at the annual summit at CR. Their presentation was called “Know Your Rights: Equity and Justice for All!” They did a fantastic job and had a great turnout. They were also able to recruit for our spring Jury Training.
Spring Jury Training
March 28, Teen Court Leaders trained 12 new youth volunteers as jurors. We currently have a pool of 87 active jury members. Each court session involves around 30 youth, so it is quite an event at the courthouse on Teen Court hearing days.
Thank you to Fortuna Rotary and Humboldt Redwoods Company
On April 3, Sacha presented on Teen Court along with youth volunteers Jacqueline and Stephanie. Stephanie garnered interest and support in starting a referral relationship with Fortuna High School and Jacqueline was able to secure a $500 donation from Humboldt Redwood Company. Both youth were such great representatives of the program, that Sacha hardly had to speak.
Student Attorney Training
On April 17, Teen Court Leaders trained 12 new attorneys at the Teen Center. We are delighted to provide this opportunity to a new crew of youth who are very excited to deepen their connection to Teen Court.
New Mentor Attorney
We would like to welcome Jeff Monsell as a new mentor attorney volunteer. He is part of the law firm Stokes, Hamer, Kirk & Eads, LLP in Bayside. Jeff was actually a high school student volunteer with Lassen County Youth Court, so he is familiar with the restorative approach. He has already served at a couple of our court sessions and was duly impressed with our process. Welcome!