Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Justice Center sponsors Anchorage Youth Court meetings on campus

The Justice Center is sponsoring monthly meetings on campus of Anchorage Youth Court (AYC) beginning in September 2010. These monthly meetings involve the Anchorage Youth Court student attorneys and student judges, and local Alaska Bar members who volunteer to provide continuing legal education training for this group.

In Anchorage Youth Court, student lawyers and judges, and members of the legal community, informally adjudicate lower level juvenile offenses committed by middle and high school students. Student offenders agree to participate in this diversionary program.

Holding AYC meetings on the UAA campus provides an opportunity for local students to experience being on campus and to become familiar with UAA facilities. UAA is providing a community service in granting facility use to an organization that is part of the juvenile justice system.