Make a difference for young people in your community as a member of the Surprise Youth Justice Project (SYJP)!
The SYJP is comprised of high school students committed to increasing the availability of restorative justice opportunities for young people. In partnership with Maricopa County and Surprise City Court, the students participate in Teen Court – a diversion program for juvenile offenders, where cases are assessed by a collection of their peers and appropriate consequences are determined. These practices effectively resolve conflict and deter future offenses, while allowing offenders to take responsibility for their actions and maintain unencumbered access to opportunity
Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Surprise Youth Justice Project!
Eligibility: Students in 9th – 12th grades
Schedule: Teen court will be on last Tuesday of the month from 3-5 p.m.
Academy runs from January – May
The application consists of a video submission, no longer than 1 minute and 15 seconds, and should include the following information:
Your name, grade and school you attend
What is justice?
What role should justice play in our community?
Why do you want to be a part of this project?
The videos should be sent to Youth Services Coordinator Donte Scroggins by uploading your application video from your Google Drive and sharing it with firstname.lastname@example.org.