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Phone: (415) 444-7020
Location: Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room 116
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm

The Youth Transforming Justice Youth Court is an alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system. The Youth Court’s transformative power is derived from its non-adversarial, peer-to-peer restorative practices. Based on the principles of restorative justice Youth Court empowers youth to take an active role in addressing and supporting their peers when they have acknowledged accountability for breaking the law. The goal of restorative justice is to repair the harm done, the relationships impacted, and provide the young person with increased skills so they may reengage the community as a more reflective and wiser person.

Diverting over a thousand youth since its inception in 2004, Youth Court is on the forefront of mitigating the school-to-prison pipeline by using restorative practices that keep kids in school and out of the juvenile justice system. This innovative program has a 95% completion rate and successful completion of the program can remove their juvenile record.

The Marin County Youth Court is administered by the Youth Transforming Justice nonprofit in collaboration with the Superior Court, District Attorney's Office, Office of the Public Defender, Probation Department, Marin County Bar Association and the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission among other county, statewide, and national partners.

Under the leadership of Don Carney, Youth Transforming Justice, Marin Youth Court has become a strong and sustainable program.

If you would like to volunteer with the Youth Court or for more information about Youth Court, please contact Don Carney at (415) 686-1356 or at

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