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NORTH STAR YOUTH COURT
June 11, 2011

With my family being involved in the justice system, my mother thought it would be a great idea for me to try Youth Court... and that is how I got here three years ago. Starting out as an attorney fresh out of the bar class, I was scared! But luckily, the class I had just taken prepared me for everything, just like the senior attorneys helped. Once I became more involved, I saw just how many activities Youth Court participated in in the community, and how much influence we have on teenagers. I specifically saw this when I became a judge, and being in charge of deciding these mis- guided teens' futures. Youth Court, specifically North Star Youth Court, is a unique opportunity in which everyone involved can benefit. It is a fantastic option for teens who made a one time mistake, and to be helped by their peers. For those of us on this side of the law, North Star Youth Court is not only a place where we can delve into the practice of law, and help the community, while nurturing out peers, but it also gives us a great small community in which we can be serious, or laugh. All in all, North Star Youth Court is a fabulous opportunity, and a dynamic influence on all people who are involved.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

judging teens just like me, who just need guidance. Also, being able to share with my friends what happens to a teen who breaks the law.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would create more outreach, trying to prevent alcohol and substance abuse, and other crimes.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Senior Attorney, Judge.

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