Youth Court

Purpose


The Youth Court is a collaboration of the New Rochelle Youth Bureau, Police Department, and the Westchester County Department of Probation, whose purpose is to give needed supervision to first-time offenders 7- 16 years of age who have committed offenses such as:
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Harassment
  • Loitering
  • Possession of fireworks
  • Shoplifting
  • Trespassing
  • Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
  • Vandalism

Success


The New Rochelle Youth Court is entering its twenty-sixth year of operation. It has trained over 290 students in all aspects of the criminal justice system and court procedures, enabling them to serve as judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys handling cases which are diverted from the Westchester County Family Court.

Staff
  • Program Director: Sam Gomez-Despain
  • Program Coordinator: Brianne Smith

Application:

Applications for Youth Court are now available. For the application, click here.



Advisory Committee


  • Honorable Richard A. Molea

Executive Committee


  • Kelly Johnson, Chairman
  • Dan Reben, Vice Chairman
  • Matthew J. Costa, Training Officer
  • Bruce Daniele, Board Member
  • Detective Thomas Leak, Board Member
  • Reverend James P. Roberts, Board Member
  • John Verni, Board Member

Youth Court Members


  • Stephanie Barrera
  • Phllip Bell
  • Maria Bulfamonte
  • Ani Costa
  • Raymond Dixon
  • Trevor Frey
  • Timothy Goldsmith
  • Kailey Griffith
  • Arielle Hidalgo
  • Peter Hocking
  • Anthony Johnson
  • Rachel Kwon
  • Sara LaVia
  • Bliss Mack
  • Mimosa Medeiras
  • Ella Migione
  • Samantha Osorio
  • Andrew Rivera
  • Dinora Sandoval
  • Rayyan Souda
  • Mabel Takona