The goal of the Youth Court Alliance is to re-engage truant students in school and divert these students and their families from entering the Magisterial District Court for truancy hearings. Currently, Youth Court Alliance is in York City School District. Student volunteers go through months of training to serve as lawyers, judges, bailiff and most importantly, as jurors who will provide dispositions aimed at reconnecting the truant youth to their school. Dispositions include jury duty, community service, research papers, and tutoring. The York County Youth Court
The Youth Court Alliance is a program of United Way of York County in partnership with the York County Truancy Prevention Initiative, County Commissioners, York County Bar Foundation, and York County Department of Human Services. Download the Youth Court Alliance brochure (English) (Spanish)
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For more information about Youth Court Alliance, contact Elizabeth Ernst, Youth Court Alliance Director at 717.771.3823 or email@example.com