Mission: North star youth court's purpose is to educate students about the legal system, mediation and substance abuse, and promote community service through participation in a youth court. It aims to reduce the recidivism rate of offenders through an immediate and direct response to juvenile crime.
Programs: North star youth court operates a juvenile diversion program in which youth are the judges, lawyers, jurors,court officers and defendants. The community donated services, goods and rent valued at $14,731 during fye 6/30/2015.
I contacted North Star Youth Court for help with parent/teen mediation. Betty Noreen arranged an appointment the next day which was critical for our tighht schedule. They provided a safe non judgemental place for me, my son, his dad and stepmom to each tell our story and try to resolve our conflict. While we were not able to reach an agreement, just having a chance to talk helped us avoid escalation of our conflict. Thank you so much to our mediators for listening.