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NCJ Number: 167185 Find in a Library
Title: Colonie Youth Court Case Summary, 1995
Corporate Author: Youth Courts of the Capital District
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: Youth Courts of the Capital District
Colonie, NY
Sale Source: Youth Courts of the Capital District
Colonie, NY
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Colonie Youth Court in Colonie, N.Y. adjudicated its first two cases in January 1995 and handled a total of 100 juvenile cases from the Colonie Police Department, Colonie Justice Department, and Albany Probation Department.
Abstract: The court's 100 cases were assigned community service by more than 350 volunteer student jurors. The program provided a wide range of educational classes and community service work projects. It also allowed each defendant to serve as a juror on a subsequent case as the final step in completing the peer-imposed sentence by participating positively in the justice system. The youth court was initiated in May 1993 and held the first training class for its student members on September 27, 1994. The program received grants from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, New York Bar Foundation, Albany Bar Foundation, and New York State Division of Probation and Corrections, as well as substantial in-kind support from Federal and State criminal justice agencies. Program statistics, copies of media articles, grant application, background information, and 15 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile court procedures
Index Term(s): Juvenile court reform; Juvenile processing; New York; Positive peer culture; Volunteer programs; Youth development; Youth involvement in crime prevention
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