KYC Holds 8th Graduation Ceremony
November 28, 2003
Friday - 12:45 am
Ketchikan, AK - The Ketchikan Youth Court held it's 8th graduation
ceremony on Friday, November 21, 2003 at the State Office Building.
Eight students who successfully completed the Youth Court Fall
Class 2003 and who successfully passed the youth bar exam met
the requirements to be sworn in as Youth Court members.
Superior Court Judge Trevor
Stephens officiated over the ceremony and explained the seriousness
of the tasks ahead of the new Youth Court members. After being
sworn in, each graduate was presented a certificate and a rose.
Ketchikan Youth Court Fall
Jonathan G. Makua
According to Ketchikan Youth
Court Coordinator Gretchen Klein, "Ketchikan Youth Court
has handled 125 cases from 2001-2003, trained over 100 students,
and has only a 13% recidivism rate in repeat offenders. This
is 12% better than the traditional juvenile court system."
She said, "KYC has seen 7 youth members go on the college
for criminal justice degrees."
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