Riverside Police Department
Youth Court Training
Training to become a Youth Court Volunteer
Riverside Youth Court has been developed as a part of the City of Riverside’s Juvenile Justice System. These are real cases, where juveniles have admitted guilt to a misdemeanor offense, but have chosen to be judged by their peers in determining the consequences of their actions.
Youth Court is open to all Riverside youth, ages 12-17 and 18 year olds still attending high school. Volunteer participants will learn about a respondent’s offense and will select a suitable disposition that is designed to hold the youth offender accountable for his/her actions as well as encourage future compliance with the law.
As a volunteer juror, you'll be able to participate in the program year round. Court sessions are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Mandatory training is held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the summer. The next training session has been scheduled for the end of March 2014. Volunteers will receive three hours of community service for each youth court session they attend and 6 hours of community service for the training. If you would like more information, you can reach either of our Youth Court Coordinators at (951) 826-5959 or (951) 826-5544.
Please complete the requested information below to reserve a seat at the upcoming training session. Click here to download the PDF permission form. Complete the permission form, have your parent sign it, and bring it with you to court.
Seating is limited to the first 100 applicants and online registration is required to hold your seat. A confirmation letter will be sent to applicants who have been accepted. Walk-ins are strongly discouraged for the upcoming session.
The Riverside Youth Court depends on volunteers. You can participate as a juror, bailiff, court clerk or attorney. If you would like to be involved in this exciting program, please submit your application by March 15, 2014. We are certain you will find Youth Court an interesting and satisfying experience.
For more information, please contact the Youth Court Coordinator at (951) 826-5959 or (951) 826-5544 or email us at RPDYouthCourt@riversideca.gov