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Youth Court Alliance

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)


Take a few minutes to learn about Youth Court Students and the things they wish, dream, and hope for.


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Youth Court Alliance Students Tackle Community Issues


Community service is a major aspect of the Youth Court Alliance program. Our youth have taken the intiative to serve the community in various ways. Recently Youth Court students were featured in an article published by the York Daily Record about the positive impact they are making in the community through service. Students in the program also worked together to form a social action project.
 
 
This project focused on working with senior citzens from Cripus Attucks and creating hand made blankets for those in need. The blankets created will be donated to animal shelters, homeless shelters, and a hospital. View photos from the Social Action Project HERE.
 

For more information about Youth Court Alliance, contact Elizabeth Ernst, Youth Court Alliance Director at 717.771.3823 or ernste@unitedway-york.org