The Greenpoint Youth Court is interested in student volunteers to serve as jurors, judges and attorneys to handle real-life cases involving their peers.
The Greenpoint Youth Court holds young people accountable for their actions by requiring them to pay back the community for their crimes. Respondents admit responsibility for their actions, and a jury of their peers imposes sanctions that emphasize accountability, repairing harm done to the community, and providing respondents with meaningful activities. Sanctions include community service, letters of apology, essays or skill building workshops on various topics such as conflict resolution and goal setting. Youth Court staff work closely with respondents to ensure that they complete sanctions as mandated, and inform referral sources of compliance.
Please download the brochure below to find more information on the Greenpoint Youth Court. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ms. Basilio by e-mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.