Youth Court

  • Advisor: Mrs. Cooney

    Are you interested in aiding the spread of justice?
    Need help with your public speaking or critical thinking skills?
    Want to learn more about the justice system?
    Do would you like to make a change in your community?
    Considering ways to earn scholarships for college?
    Do you need community service hours?
    Do you want to learn about the court system from the inside?

    Volunteer for Youth Court!

    Attorneys and jurors are needed! Training will be provided!

    Court is in session Monday Afternoons at the Fall River Police Station.

    See Mrs. Cooney in C111 for more information.

    **Youth Court is looking for dedicated volunteers to serve as Prosecuting or Defense Attorneys, Bailiffs and Clerks.**

    Fall River Youth Court is a restorative justice program for youth by youth. The Fall River Youth Court respondents are offending youth between the ages of 8 & 16, who are primarily first time offenders. Respondents must be referred by an authorized agency such as the school, the police, or the courts. High school students serve as prosecuting attorneys and other court personnel. The jury is made up of student volunteers. A volunteer adult poses as a judge over the hearings.

    If you are reading this web page and thinking, “ hmm that sounds interesting…” then see Mrs. Cooney in C111 for more information.


    Note: All forensic science students will be trained and will serve 2 sessions of youth court.