Tami Ritter, Chico Youth Court
Chico Youth Court (CYC) offers an alternative to the juvenile justice system in Butte County, CA. With a focus on restorative practices, the Chico Youth Court will work with middle school kids and high school teens who are first offenders of misdemeanor or lesser crimes. CYC will offer a second chance through restorative processes such as circles, conferences, peer court, and educational opportunities.
With a focus on positive peer interaction, personal growth, and the respectful treatment of all involved, CYC will reduce the impact on law enforcement while helping youth connect to the community, take accountability, and have a voice in the decisions that affect them. CYC is comprised of diverse community partners including grantee Tami Ritter, former Circuit Court Judge Joe Montes, Mediators Lyn Harrod and Barbara Lucich, and MSW student Emma Clancey.