• Focal point for information between new and emerging Youth Courts
  • Support regional Youth Court Programs with productivity tools
  • Network new courts with existing courts to leverage success 


Youth Court Support

  • Resources for new and emerging Youth Courts in California
  • Provide Youth Court Programs with productivity tools
  • Help develop, expand or improve Youth Court Programs


University of Redlands

Legislative Day - December 1, 2014:

On Monday December 1, 2014, five Youth Advisory Board Members of the California Association of Youth Courts visited the State Capitol in Sacramento greeting the 120 senators and assembly members on their first day back in session. New representatives were sworn in following the November election and sessions began in both houses at noon. The Youth members visited each of the 120 offices, delivering a CAYC mug and a letter from CAYC president Hon. David Wesley, Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Courts (the largest court system in the world). Alexis Hernandez, Esther Smith, Nathan Folsom, Areanna Figeroa and Nelson He along with Youth Advisory Board Advisor Celeste Gutierrez, Camilo Cruz and Karen Green Board members, and court intern Esther Yang covered the six floors of the Capitol speaking with legislators and their staffs on the benefits of youth courts, indicating if there is a youth court in the representative‚Äôs district and sharing the locations of the nine annual Youth Summits with the tenth Summit to be held at Pepperdine University in Malibu in June of 2015.

Representatives from both legislative houses were welcoming and many were eager to have photos taken with the youth. Pictured above are the youth in the large domed rotunda of the California state capitol.




Support the formation of new Youth Courts and provide resources to existing Youth Courts in pursuit of programs and activities that boost self-esteem and self-improvement attitudes among youth in their respective communities. Promote activities and services that attract a healthy attitude toward authority and the benefits of law abiding citizenship and civic engagement.