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 am working on starting a peer court in Georgia, and I grew up in Alaska, so I contacted North Star to get information about their operations. I spoke with Denise and Angela, who were helpful and supportive. They offered recommendations and shared some of the problems they have faced and how they overcame those problems. I appreciate them taking time out of their day to share their expertise with me!