Programs

BROWNSVILLE YOUTH COURT

Location
444 Thomas Boyland Street, Room 106, Brooklyn, NY 11212
Catchment area: Brooklyn neighborhoods including Brownsville and East New York.

Contact Information
Sharese Crouther, Program Associate
347-404-9582
scrouther@courts.state.ny.us

Update
The Brownsville Youth Court is currently looking for community service partners in the Brownsville, East New York, and Ocean Hill areas. If you are interested, please contact us by email or phone.

Hearing Days and Times
The Brownsville Youth Court conducts hearings on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 7:00 PM.

Applying to the Brownsville Youth Court
If you are interested in applying to the Brownsville Youth Court, fill out an application here.

Case Referrals
Cases are referred to the Brownsville Youth Court from the Law Department, the Department of Probation, and the 73rd Police Precinct.

Partners and Funders
The Brownsville Youth Court collaborates with the Groundswell Mural Organization, the True Holy Church Food Pantry and Clothing Bank, the Brownsville Partnership, and the Community Partners Commission Association. Support for the Brownsville Youth Court comes from the Guttman Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Brooklyn Community Foundation.

Online
Find us online and on Facebook.

HARLEM YOUTH COURT

Location
170 E  121st street, New York, NY 10035

Catchment area
: Upper Manhattan and South Bronx

Contact Information
Salam Mustafa, Program Coordinator
212-360-4983
harlemyouthcourt@gmail.com
smustafa@courts.state.ny.us

Hearing Days and Times
The Harlem Youth Court conducts hearings Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Applying to the Harlem Youth Court
If you are interested in applying to the Harlem Youth Court fill out an application here. We accept applications on a rolling basis. If you would like more information, feel free to contact us at the phone number and email addresses above.

Case Referrals
Cases are referred to the Harlem Youth Court from the Department of Probation, the New York City Law Department, the Criminal Court, and local schools and police precincts. 

Partners and Funders
The Harlem Youth Court is a project of the Harlem Community Justice Center. The Youth Court is supported by City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, the 25th Police Precinct, New York City Housing Authority, and the Elmendorf Reformed Church.

Online
Find us online here. 

NEWARK YOUTH COURT

Location
31 Green Street, Newark NJ 07102

Catchment area
: City of Newark

Contact Information
Awinna Martinez, Program Coordinator
Jasmine Harden, Case Developer
201-293-9915 and 973-733-6690
martinezaw@courtinnovation.org
hardenj@courtinnovation.org

Youth Court Updates
The Newark Youth Court is looking to partner with community agencies in order to provide community service opportunities for our youth. Please contact us if you are interested in working with us.

Hearing Days and Times
The Newark Youth Court conducts hearings on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

Applying to the Newark Youth Court
If you are interested in applying to the Newark Youth Court, call, write, or email using the contact information above. Trainings are held twice yearly, from September through October and from April through June.

Case Referrals
Cases are referred to the Newark Youth Court from the Newark Municipal Court, Newark Public Schools, the Newark Police Department, and community agencies and parents.

Partners and Funders
Newark Youth Court is supported by the City of Newark and The New Jersey State Bar Foundation.

QUEST YOUTH COURT

Location
159-29 90th Avenue Jamaica, NY 11432
Catchment area
: Southeast Queens

Contact Information
Cathy Barker-Anderson, Program Coordinator
718-233-4014 ext. 104 and 718-233-4014 ext. 102
cbarker@courts.state.ny.us

Youth Court Updates
The QUEST Youth Court is always looking for new community service partnerships.  Please contact us with any ideas or service opportunities for young people.

Hearing Days and Times
The QUEST Youth Court conducts hearings on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 7:00 PM.

Applying to the QUEST Youth Court
Recruitment for the next QUEST Youth Court cohort, to serve from July through December 2012, will begin in April. If you are interested in applying to the QUEST Youth Court call, write, or email using the contact information above.

Case Referrals
Cases are referred to the QUEST Youth Court from the Department of Probation, the Queens Law Department, and the Queens County District Attorney.

Partners
The QUEST Youth Court is a project of Queens Engagement Strategies for Teens and the Center for Court Innovation, in collaboration with the Queens County Department of Probation, Law Department and District Attorney’s Office.

RED HOOK YOUTH COURT

Location
Red Hook Community Justice Center
88 Visitation Place Brooklyn, NY 11231
Catchment area
: South Brooklyn including Red Hook, Park Slope, Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, and Boerum Hill neighborhoods

Contact Information
Sabrina Carter, Program Coordinator
718-923-8260 and 718-923-8261
scarter@courts.state.ny.us

youthc@courts.state.ny.us

Youth Court News
The Red Hook Youth Court prides itself on having strong connections with the community. We are always looking for new community service partnerships.  Please contact us with any ideas or service opportunities for young people. 

Hearing Days and Times
The Red Hook Youth Court conducts hearings Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.

Applying to the Red Hook Court
If you are interested in applying to the Red Hook Youth Court call, write, or email using the contact information above.

Case Referrals
Cases are referred to the Red Hook Youth Court from the Department of Probation, the Brooklyn Law Department, the 72nd, 76th, and 78th Police Precincts, local schools, and the Red Hook Community Justice Center’s Criminal and Family Courts.

Partners and Funders
The Red Hook Youth Court is a project of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, in collaboration with the King’s County District Attorney’s Office and Good Shepherd Services. Support for the Red Hook Youth Court comes from the Pinkerton Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, and the Janx Foundation.

Online
Find us online here.

STATEN ISLAND YOUTH COURT

Location
120 Stuyvesant Place, 4th Floor, Room # 426, Staten Island, NY 10301

Catchment area
:  Borough of Staten Island

Contact Information
Jacklyn Romanoff, Program Coordinator
718-675-8925, 718-675-8926, or 347-607-7414
jromanof@courts.state.ny.us

Youth Court News
We are currently looking into adopting a Senior Citizen Center as a community service site. If you know of or are affiliated with a Senior Citizen Center and would be interest in working with us, please get in touch using the contact information above.

Hearing Days and Times
The Staten Island Youth Court conducts hearings on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.

Applying to the Staten Island Youth Court
If you are interested in applying to the Staten Island Youth Court, call, write, or email using the contact information above. We accept applications year-round, but conduct trainings only twice a year, from April to June and October to December.

Case Referrals
Cases are referred to the Staten Island Youth Court from the City Law Department, the Staten Island Criminal Court, the Department of Probation, local schools, and local police precincts. 

Partners and Funders
The Staten Island Youth Court is currently partnered with the Alice Austen Museum, Staten Island Gardening Club, and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of Staten Island. The Youth Court is supported by the New York State Unified Court System, the New York Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator, the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, the New York State Bar Foundation, and the Station Island Foundation.

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Operations Manual Workbook

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Creating a Youth Court Operations Manual

Creating a Youth Court Operations Manual

A guide for practitioners, this resource is intended to help existing youth courts document, standardize, and maintain the high quality of their programs and help planners of new youth courts develop all of the policies and procedures necessary for a successful program.

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