Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Young Artists and Newark Youth Court Create A Mural To Inspire Adults

Community courts connect courts, law enforcement, local organizations and the community in the effort to solve problems and broaden our perceptions of what collaboration can achieve. At Newark Community Solutions, we make every effort to incorporate young people into that dynamic. For example, the Newark Youth Court works with the Newark Municipal Court Truancy Program, the Newark Police Department and Newark Public Schools to help steer young people away from misbehavior and low-level offending.  Youth courts train teenagers to serve as jurors, judges and attorneys, handling real-life cases involving their peers. The goal of youth court is to use positive peer pressure to ensure that young people who've committed minor offenses learn accountability and repair the harm caused by their actions.