OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego County Legislature’s Human Services Committee presented a proclamation to the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau 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 20 students arrived to mark the occasion and receive the proclamation with Brian Chetney, executive director of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and County Parks and Recreation and Dawn Metott, City Youth Activities Coordinator.
The Legislature’s Human Services Committee includes Stephen M. Walpole, District 14; Shawn Doyle, District 3; Daniel Farfaglia, District 24; Committee Chairman Shane Broadwell, District 17; John Proud, District 7; Marie C. Schadt, District 19; and Committee Vice Chairman Daniel LeClair, District 8.