The Youth Court of the District of Columbia serves as a unique pre-petition diversion program offering alternative sentencing to first-time non-violent juvenile offenders in the District of Columbia. The Youth Court community is a collaboration of the justice system, educational institutions, law enforcement, business organizations, youth volunteers and a host of community partners.
What Does Youth Court Offer?
Youth court offer youths opportunities today for a successful future tomorrow. Respect for the justice system, servant leadership, self-esteem, civic engagement, character development, counseling, and promoting educational and career success through a diversity of learning opportunities are just a few of the many programs and services offered to youth.