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Red Hook Youth Court Partners with the United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of New York

The Red Hook Youth Court has developed a partnership with the United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District. It all began when they visited the Red Hook Community Justice Center and viewed youth court in the Spring, and from there a relationship was built. Over the summer, the Red Hook Youth Court members visited the U.S. Attorney’s Offices where they were able to observe a sentencing hearing and meet with Judge Gleeson.

Most recently, the U.S. Attorney's Office has partnered with us yet again, and have been so graciously assisting us with facilitating training sessions for our new class of trainees, focusing on topics such as: public speaking, court roles, and writing opening and closing statements. This is extremely important for the growth of our members and trainees because they get to be trained by professionals in the actual law field.
 
Gleacy Mejia,
Youth Court Program Assistant

Youth Court Members with Attorney's from the US Attorney's Office Eastern District

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