The Third District Youth Court is a non-profit organization, which is designed to be a diversion and an educational program
The THIRD DISTRICT YOUTH COURT provides an alternative approach to the traditional juvenile justice system. A youth charged with an offense can forgo formal hearing and sentencing procedures and agree to sentencing from a jury of their peers. Youth court is under the supervision of a Third District Magistrate Judge, and YOUTH VOLUNTEERS play a variety of roles in the judicial process, such as Prosecutor, Public Defender, Clerk, Bailiff and Jury. The Third District Youth Court is YOUTH-FOCUSED and YOUTH-DRIVEN; we are designed and operate to EMPOWER YOUTH.