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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, September 20, 2014

New York State Youth Courts To Meet Monday in Syracuse

Youth Courts meet at Syracuse University College of Law
MONDAY– September 22, 2014- 9am

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Retired New York State Court of Appeals Judge Judith Kaye will speak at the annual meeting of New York State Youth Courts at the new Syracuse University College of Law at Dineen Hall.

U.S Attorney Hartunian stated “Youth Courts are one of the most effective ways to reduce juvenile crime. More Communities need to support this innovative way of deterring teens from becoming involved in the criminal justice system”

Syracuse area youth court students will be conducting a mock hearing exercise.

9:00am Guest Speakers – Dean Hannah R. Arterian, Syracuse University College of Law & Richard S. Hartunian, United States Attorney Northern District of New York

Keynote Address – Judge Judith S. Kaye, Co-Chair, NYSBA Committee on Youth Courts

10:15-10:45am – Mock Hearing, Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom

11:00am-12:00pm – Concurrent Workshops:

Innovative Practices and Volunteer Training – MacNaughton Collaboratory
Presenters: Katherine Chambers, Warren County Youth Court and Sharese Crouther, Brownsville Youth Court
Positioning for Sustainability – Conference Room 222
Presenter: Jack Levine, NAYC Program Director
12:00-1:00pm – Lunch, MacNaughton Collaboratory

1:00-2:00pm –Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom
Implications of “Raising the Age” in NYS on Youth Courts – Center for Youth Executive Director Elaine Spaull, PhD., JD

2:00-3:15pm – Facilitated Roundtable Discussions, MacNaughton Collaboratory
How Youth Courts can prepare for changes in NYS – Facilitated by Marilyn Morey

Updated January 29, 2015