Interested in volunteering with Youth Court?
Youth Court aims to empower students to take control of their academic community, keep students in school, provide a network of positive role models, and help break the school-to-prison-pipeline.
Facilitators and Mentors
UT law student facilitators train Webb Middle School students to run a school-based youth “court,” and lead hearings and assign constructive consequences and supports for their peers. Facilitators volunteer at the school at least one afternoon a week, from 2:45-3:30.
Mentors work with student respondents through their hearing process, by answering questions, visiting at school, calling home, and helping complete consequences and improve behavior in school.
UT Law Youth Court holds trainings for volunteer facilitators and mentors at the beginning of each academic semester. Our next training is scheduled for September 2013 (date and location TBD).
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the program supervisor.
We expose our middle school students to positive, diverse role models. We invite guest speakers to share their experiences and work in law, education, or related fields with our middle school Youth Court students.
Please contact the program supervisor to share your interest in visiting the Youth Court, topic of talk, and convenient dates. The Youth Court meets each weekday from 2:45-3:30, but it may be possible to arrange field trips or time after school.
Sponsorship and Support
We welcome and appreciate monetary or in-kind donations. If you wish to make a donation to the UT Law Youth Court, please contact the program supervisor.