Oswego Youth Court Celebrates National Youth Court Month

OSWEGO, NY – In late September, the Oswego Youth Court will be celebrating National Youth Court Month with an induction ceremony for its newest members as well as a recognition ceremony for its experienced members.

Brian Chetney and Dawn Metott, county and city Youth Court coordinators, along with AmeriCorps member Rachel Lanphere, will be orchestrating a ceremony that will include members of the Oswego Youth Court, their families, and respected guest speakers including Youth Bureau executive director Kathleen Fenlon, Family Court Judge Kim Seager, Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen and several others.

The Oswego Youth Court Program is a diversion program designed to keep troubled youth out of Family Court and probation when deemed appropriate.

“Youth Court hears real cases of youthful offenders who are referred by local law enforcement agencies or schools for first-time minor offenses,” Chetney said.

Oswego Youth Court is sponsored by the city of Oswego, the county of Oswego, the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and the Office of Children and Family Services.

New member training sessions are typically held during the summer months and occasionally during December.

If you would like more information on the Oswego Youth Court program or would like us to send you a member application, contact Chetney, Metott or Lanphere by calling 315-349-3575 or by e-mailing [email protected]