In order for students to gain an appreciation of what takes place in Youth Justice Court, this lesson will introduce the Court’s personnel and
1. As a class, brainstorm what is known about courts and trials. Portrayals in fiction, the news, and/or personal experience may be some sources to draw upon. This list will be returned to at the lesson’s close.
2. As a class, lead group reading of Youth Justice Court: An Overview.
3. To understand the roles of court officials, break students into groups to review Youth Justice Court Personnel. As a summary, students can play “Who Am I?” to identify each official.
4. Review original brainstorming session as a class, using the following questions to guide learning: