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LA County Teen Court Comes to PHS

Congratulations Law and Public Service Pathway for being accepted to create a TEEN COURT and Mock Trial Team!!! In April 2015 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 that PHS had been approved to host the Teen Court.
“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.