Southampton Town’s Youth Court is a great way to earn community service credits and build your college resume. High school students from local schools work together to hold real trials for juvenile offenders, where all the facts of the case are heard and the jury decides on a disposition, or “sentence”, for the offender to repair the harm that they have caused to the victims. Cases range from trespassing, driving without a license, underage drinking to harassment, possession, and theft - among others.
Any teen in grades 9 - 12 living in the Town of Southampton can participate. Students who are interested in becoming an attorney, improving public speaking skills, learning about the justice system, building their college/job resume or just enjoy community service are invited to join.
General youth court meetings are held in a hybrid format every other Monday via Zoom and in person. A new member training will be held on Saturday, October 17th from 9:00am – 3:00pm at the Flanders Youth Center, 655 Flanders Road. For more information, please visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau or email Karen Matz at email@example.com.