Pasadena High School's Law and Public Service Pathway Accepted to Create a Teen Court and Mock Trial Team

Published : Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 6:51 PM

Pasadena High School (PHS) congratulates the Law and Public Service Pathway for being accepted to create a PHS 2015-2016 Teen Court and Mock Trial Team! Yesterday, Judge David S. Wesley, Los Angeles Superior Court and Director of LA Teen Court Program, Judge Elaine Lu, Pasadena Superior Court and Leslye Kasoff, Senior Management Analyst Community Relations Office of Superior Court Los Angeles informed Principal Barraza, April Brooks, Probation Officer, Rosa Valdez, PUSD ROP and Mr. Gregory Ohlson, LPS Co-Lead.

“Teen Court” is an alternative early intervention Courts that involve young people in various roles, participating in the trial of a juvenile offender. It is a juvenile diversion and prevention program that links students, schools, teachers, parents, juvenile offenders, local police, civic organizations, volunteer attorneys, the Los Angeles Probation Department, and the Los Angeles Superior Court in a collaborative effort to reduce recidivism and encourage juvenile offenders to accept responsibility for their actions. Our mock Court Room is currently under construction.

Pasadena High School, 2925 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 396-5880 or visit phs.pusd.us/pages/Pasadena_High.

 

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