Youth Court is a voluntary alternative to the criminal justice system for young people who have committed their first offense. The goal of Youth Court is early intervention in anti-social, delinquent, and criminal behavior, and to reduce the incidence and prevent the escalation of such behavior.
Youth who are trained to serve as Youth Court officials consist of young people who have successfully completed a multi-week law-related education training program. Youth must be in 9th through 12th grade and attend school in Rogers County. Students gain a better understanding of the different roles of the court system which can help them determine if they desire to pursue a career in the legal system.
Rogers County Youth Court is organized in close partnership with the Rogers County Juvenile Services Unit of the Office of Juvenile Affairs.
For more information about Youth Court, contact Linda Wilton at 341-7580.