OSWEGO – The Oswego County Legislature’s Human Services Committee presented a proclamation designating September as Youth Court Month.
Youth courts are one of the fastest growing crime prevention and early intervention programs in the nation.
Using constructive peer pressure and a philosophy of “teens helping teens,” youth courts empower young people and help them develop leadership, problem-solving and decision-making skills while educating them about legal processes and judicial systems.
Nearly a dozen students were at-hand to mark the occasion and receive the proclamation with representatives of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.
Pictured from left are Shane Broadwell, District 17; Thomas Drumm, District 16; Committee Chairman Daniel LeClair, District 8; Victoria Crisafulli; Jarrett Dudley; Harley Brinkman; Derek Caramella; Ruhma Khawaja; Lauren DeVinny; Claudia Chetney; Lucas Clark; Brady Slimmer; Presley Slimmer; Oswego County Youth Bureau Director Brian Chetney; Oswego City Youth Court Coordinator Kristen Slimmer; Shawn Doyle, District 3; Heather DelConte, District 18; Tim Stahl, District 25; and John Proud, District 7.