Since October 2006, Community Court has seen hundreds of cases, and issued over 1,000 hours of community service (i.e., graffiti removal).
View the Community Court 2008 Yearly Report
Quotes From Participants Essays
In their own words…
“But that’s not me! I am a good kid. I’m in Safe Rides. I am the president of the National Honors Society. I tutor kids at Math Support. I had just been studying for AP tests and SAT II exams at Barnes and Noble. But, in the end, that didn’t matter. My recklessness determined my fate that night. I posed a threat to the public, and I was going to pay… When I appeared before the Judge, he made me put things in perspective, and I realized that my actions jeopardized my life and the lives of others.” - Male, age 16
“I have learned my lesson and will never hold, or try marijuana and other type of drugs there are. There has been no other punishment worse than this. I have not only felt embarrassed that this happened, but I am ashamed, and disappointed. I will never try drugs for anyone under any circumstances.” - Female, age 13
“Driving is not something to mess around with. It is the responsibility of everyone on the road to look out for themselves and those around them, and when they do not, more names get added to the Youth Grove Memorial, including myself. Driving is a privilege, and I am going to make sure that I am the safest driver on the road from now on.” - Male, age 16