New youth court begins March 1
Members of the Kenai Peninsula Youth Court visited the capital in Juneau earlier this month. Visiting state Sen. Tom Wagoner were students from Kenai Central High School, Soldotna High School, Home School/Connections, Soldotna Middle School, Voznesenka School and Kachemak Selo School. The students were in town to ask their legislators for continued support and increased funding for the state-wide program. Youth courts throughout the United States allow students to adjudicate and sentence minor delinquent offenses and other problem behaviors of their peers. Alaska has youth courts in eleven different communities including the Kenai Peninsula.
Youth Court classes for new volunteer attorneys begins March 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Old Kenai Courthouse. Classes will run at same time each week (except spring break) until May 3. All area students grades 7 through 12 are eligible. Call 398-4027 for more information, or if you cannot make first class. No prereigstration required. For more information contact Ginny Espenshade, Kenai Peninsula Youth Court, 907-398-4027, or Ginny_espenshade@hotmail.com.
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