Welcoming and Soothing
Youth Court is an alternative to traditional prosecution. A referring agency (School, Police, or Court) may decide a young person is a candidate for Youth Court and that referral agency will complete a consent form with the young person and their parent/guardian. The consent form authorizes the release of the incident report to the Youth court Staff. Once a complete referral packet (signed consent form, official report and any other supporting documentation) has been received, the Youth Court Staff will contact the family to set up a mandatory intake. At the intake appointment families will receive a copy of their hearing notice and all the information they will need to be successful at Youth Court.
How We Can Help You
SOUTH COAST YOUTH COURTS
South Coast Youth Court is a voluntary juvenile diversion program offering juvenile respondents the opportunity to accept responsibility for their actions and to resolve criminal charges through adjudication by their peers. The South Coast Youth Court also serves to educate young people to develop understanding and respect for the justice system.
DRIVE SMART SOUTH COAST
Drive Smart South Coast is a six-week diversion program serving juveniles between the ages of 16-18 within the South Coast, Acushnet, Dartmouth and Fairhaven areas. As cases a processed young drivers will not only receive an educational class, but they will perform community service in their town/city educating others on the dangers of distracted driving. They will also be responsible for supporting and promoting educational campaigns across our community to encourage teenagers as well as adults to be more responsible. Successful participation in the program will allow youth and their families to avoid expensive fines, insurance premiums and a license suspension.
Brighter Futures is a diversion program for grades 3-5 that is put into place to alleviate detentions or lengthy suspensions.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING
PROJECT BRIDGE TO SUCCESS
Working to build a bridge to your own success!
The S.T.E.A.M Program is meant to incorporate Project Based Learning to each of the components above.
We will help prepare you for your future
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