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About Youth Court

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What is Youth Court

A Juvenile Intervention Program in which youth are sentenced by their peers in collaboration with adults.

The Elsinore Valley Youth Court Diversion Program is a voluntary alternative to the criminal justice system for youth offenders authorized under 626 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. Youth are referred by an officer and accompanied at all phases of the program by one or both parents.

The offender must admit guilt and take responsibility for their actions as a condition of the program. The juvenile will then participate in a formal courtroom hearing where the courtroom attorney’s will set up to examine the circumstances of the case and determine an appropriate sentence for the crime. Successful completion of the program keeps the juvenile out of the Juvenile Court System altogether with no conviction on their record, thus,

“Giving Youth A Second Chance”

Hearings are held once a month at the Cultural Center: 183 N. Main Street, Lake Elsinore. CA 95530