Applications being taken for Springville Youth Court
The Springville Youth Court is now accepting applications for student volunteers for the 2017-18 school year. Qualified and interested students living in Springville or Mapleton who are ages 14 to 18 may apply online at www.springville.org/youthcourt before May 15.
In 2016, the Youth Court process in Springville and Mapleton allowed more than 65 juveniles to clear their record and remain out of juvenile court. Springville Youth Court accepts juvenile offender referrals from the Springville and Mapleton Police Departments, school administrations and by parent request.
Springville Youth Court is based on restorative justice, a process that allows the offender to admit guilt, accept responsibility and restore the harm that has been done. A jury of peers decides on an appropriate disposition for the juvenile that includes accountability, skill development and a community connection.