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A Special Day for the Red Hook and Brownsville Youth Courts

Yesterday we celebrated the joint graduation of the Red Hook Youth Court and Brownsville Youth Court members, along with the induction of our newest members at the United States District Court of the Easter District of New York.

Honorable Judge Gleeson gave the key note address Judge John Gleeson gave the Key Note Address, and emphasized the importance of treating the respondents who come to youth court with respect, because we serve them.
Patria Frias-Colon gave the Partner Address
Patria Frias-Colon, Borough Chief of the Brooklyn Family Division of the NYC Law Department, gave the Partner Address. She praised our youth courts for doings their part to reduce the disproportionate contact our criminal justice system has with minority youth.

Captain Justin Lenz and Community Affairs Officers Vincent Marrone of the 76th Precinct were also present. They joined dozens of family members, friends, and staff to celebrate the great achievements of our youth courts.

Judge Gleeson swears in the…