Youth Court accepts referrals from the judges, youth detectives and Niskayuna High School administration. Youth Court is a voluntary alternative to the criminal justice system for young people who have committed a crime or an offense. The goal of Youth Court is to intervene in early anti-social, delinquent, and criminal behavior; and to reduce the incidence and prevent the escalation of such behavior. Youth Court strives to promote feelings of self esteem and a desire for self improvement, and to foster a healthy attitude toward rules and authority. Youth Court also offers a law-related education program for young people who seek to become members of the court. Youth Court sessions are not open to the public.
Youth Court Director: Geoff Stroebel, (518) 386-4570