McCullum Youth Court

McCullum Youth Court “A restorative justice program that provides an opportunity for 1st time youth offenders to participate in a peer-led youth court, case-management services, health/life-skills workshops and leadership training”
McCullum Youth Court (MYC) is a youth driven organization that gives first-time youth offenders a second chance to avoid entering the juvenile correctional system. Youth offenders are prosecuted and defended by Youth Attorneys, and heard by Youth Jurors. Youth-deliberated sentences hold youth accountable in a meaningful way under CA penal code. Referral to community based services, as well as MYC special services, are provided to all Youth Offender program participants. MYC special services are age appropriate and gender responsive. MYC Case Managers support Youth Offenders in fulfilling their sentences and setting goals for success after sentence completion. Youth in Leadership assist Case Managers with certain aspects of case management to reinforce the peer accountability aspect of our program. Successful graduates of the Youth Offender program are invited to participate in the Law & Justice Program at MYC. Named after federal district court Judge, the honorable Donald P. McCullum , MYC carries forward Judge McCullum's endeavors around social and racial justice to help ensure a better world for our children and our children's children.
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05/04/2012

McCullum Youth Court will be featured tomorrow at the Oakland Police Department Open House...If you are in the area, please stop by and support better relations between the Police and the Community. See below for more information:

On Friday, May 4th, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) will
open its doors to the community as it presents its first ever Open House Event at the Police Administration Building. Residents of Oakland will have an opportunity to meet the Chief of Police, members of his command staff, and other OPD personnel. “This is a great opportunity for members of the community to get a closer look at who we are and what we do,” said Chief Howard Jordan.

In addition to a performance by the Oakland School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble, activities include a performance by the OPD Motorcycle Drill Team, an art exhibit by the award winning McCullum Youth Court, and special recognition of Mr.Geoff Collins of the Oakland Police Foundation, co-sponsor of the event.

During the event, light refreshments will be served, and free parking will be available in the courthouse parking lot on 6th Street between Washington and Clay streets. The Chief went on to say, “Building lasting relationships with the community is one of my highest priorities, this is just one step in the right direction.”

Date: Friday, May 4, 2012
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Police Administration Building
455 7th Street Oakland, CA 94607

Help support the youth of Alameda County, donate to McCullum Youth Court...an 18 year old organization w/ a proven track...
04/20/2012
McCullum Youth Court - Home

Help support the youth of Alameda County, donate to McCullum Youth Court...an 18 year old organization w/ a proven track record of changing lives. Just log onto: www.youthcourt.org and click the donate link on the left

04/20/2012

Did you know that McCullum Youth Court now takes direct referrals from Parents who are looking for a meaningful intervention for their child? Its easy to register, just call the office to set-up an appointment & be sure to mention "Direct Parent Referral".

The new issue of Youth Court's Newsletter is now availible! Featured in it is an article about Donald P. McCullum, alum ...
03/13/2012
Youth Court's Newsletter Volume II Issue I

The new issue of Youth Court's Newsletter is now availible! Featured in it is an article about Donald P. McCullum, alum Cesy Martinez, Above the Influence contestant Jordan Holly and many other youth. Check it out now!

Volume II Issue I of the McCullum Youth Court Newsletter

McCullum Youth Court's cover photo
03/12/2012

McCullum Youth Court's cover photo

McCullum Youth Court's cover photo
02/29/2012

McCullum Youth Court's cover photo

Greetings tax payers and supporters of our community! It's that time of year again when students are going back to schoo...
02/24/2012
McCullum Youth Court - Donate

Greetings tax payers and supporters of our community! It's that time of year again when students are going back to school, participating in their extracurricular activities and of course tax time! Are you looking to donate to a non-profit organization this tax season? Well why not donate to McCullum Youth Court! All donations are tax deductible and you will get the satisfaction of knowing you helped support a worthy cause. Your contribution will directly support the personal and professional development of at-risk youth and help promote the use of Restorative Justice within in Alameda County.

Youth Court needs your help to continue making a difference in the lives of East Bay Youth. We have suffered a major loss of funding, so no donation is too small!

Charles Houston Bar Association Annual Gala & Dance
01/10/2012

Charles Houston Bar Association Annual Gala & Dance

Lead Attorney, Qadir; Deputy Director, Darren White and Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL) Program Director Perry Gree...
12/28/2011

Lead Attorney, Qadir; Deputy Director, Darren White and Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL) Program Director Perry Green.


Court Night Hosted by BAUDL December 13th, 2011

12/28/2011

McCullum Youth Court would like to congratulate Lead Attorney, Jordan Holly, for being selected by the Above the Influence and Office National Drug Control Policy as a winner of the "Bring It" Activity to have her slogan, "Above complaining, always aiming" advertised in our area! Congratulations Jordan!

McCullum Youth court was selected to participate in a news story from AFP news agency (Agence France-Presse), about how ...
12/09/2011
AFP Videos - English

McCullum Youth court was selected to participate in a news story from AFP news agency (Agence France-Presse), about how the program utilizes peer accountability and Restorative Justice as an alternative to the Juvenile Justice system. The video is currently available on the AFP website.

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On Tuesday October 25th, 2011 Deputy Director, Darren White, participated in Principal For a Day for the third time at O...
10/26/2011
McCullum Youth Court - What's New

On Tuesday October 25th, 2011 Deputy Director, Darren White, participated in Principal For a Day for the third time at Oakland Pride Elementary in East Oakland. It's part...Click the link to read more

Deputy Director, Darren White, along with other community leaders, will be recognized at the Youth Ambassador Scholarshi...
10/25/2011
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Deputy Director, Darren White, along with other community leaders, will be recognized at the Youth Ambassador Scholarship & Civic Awards Dinner this Thursday October 27th. The event will take place at the Waterfront Hotel in Oakland's Jack London Square and proceeds support the Youth Ambassador Scholarship Program and the 'Knowledge Is Power' Youth Leadership Forum & College-Career Options Faire.

Get involved with our civic non-profit community organization in California. We focus on civic pride, youth activities, awarding scholarships, ethics in govenment and volunteer work.

09/19/2011

Love the Oakland Athletics? We do too, join us at this Wednesdays game against the division leading Texas Rangers at 7:05. Contact [email protected] to reserve your spot or for more info.

Check out Oakland North's article on Court Night, MYC and featuring Youth Attorneys Qadir Bilal and Tatum Brooks
09/19/2011
Oakland teens try peer cases at McCullum Youth Court

Check out Oakland North's article on Court Night, MYC and featuring Youth Attorneys Qadir Bilal and Tatum Brooks

Qadir Bilal strode confidently to the witness stand, in his colorful bow tie and crisp black shirt and trousers. He paused. He fixed his gaze on the person before him, a young woman who had been caught in possession of marijuana - and who, like 16-year-old Qadir, is in high school.

Pot Less Available to Teens In Netherlands Than U.S.
09/14/2011
Pot Less Available to Teens In Netherlands Than U.S.

Pot Less Available to Teens In Netherlands Than U.S.

In an article published earlier this week in the journal _Addiction _ Robert J. MacCoun — a professor at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and the UC Berkeley School of Law — finds that teen pot use in Netherlands dropped from 1997 to 2005. He also found that "Dutch youth report high...

Got a minute? Why not donate it to Youth Court, click on the link and select the "Give a minute" icon for a 60 second or...
09/07/2011
Help prove the power of peer justice!

Got a minute? Why not donate it to Youth Court, click on the link and select the "Give a minute" icon for a 60 second or less activity that will help raise money for our youth. You can do one, or you can do more but remember, every penny counts. Thanks!

The mission of McCullum Youth Court is to offer youth offenders a second chance through restorative justice, peer accountability, and empowering opportunities; and to engage all youth!

The Interrupters
08/31/2011
The Interrupters

The Interrupters

How to defuse real-life street violence. by Kelly Vance Steve James, the documentary maker whose remarkable 1994 Hoop Dreams chronicled the ambitions of two African-American prep basketball players, is back on the youth beat. The title sounds more appropriate for a cheap action or sci-fi flick,...

08/22/2011
McCullum Youth Court Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 1

Have you read the first issue of The McCullum Youth Court newsletter? It includes information about the Law & Justice Summer Institute at Stanford University, The Awesome Race, Youth of the Quarter and much more!

Volume 1 Issue 1 of the McCullum Youth Court Newsletter

Oakland schools to serve more healthy foods during school year
08/19/2011
Oakland schools to serve more healthy foods during school year

Oakland schools to serve more healthy foods during school year

As the summer comes to an end, students and their parents aren’t the only ones gearing up for the 2011-12 school year. In the Oakland Unified School District, teachers, administrators, principals and other school employees are working together to implement more garden education programs. read more

The Law & Justice Summer Leadership Program was a three-day intensive training for enthusiastic and diligent high school...
08/18/2011

The Law & Justice Summer Leadership Program was a three-day intensive training for enthusiastic and diligent high school volunteers and former youth offenders known as Leads or Leadership. Our facilitators are undergraduate junior staff members who were once leads and/or youth offenders themselves. They spend two nights and three days rigorously training Leadership on developing and honing their skills in public speaking, assertiveness, team building, networking and other essential leadership skills. Leads also met with some of the staff of Stanford University, learning about the admissions process, the history of Stanford, and the Law school.

The Law & Justice Summer Leadership Program was a three-day intensive training for enthusiastic and diligent high school volunteers and former youth offenders known as Leads or Leadership. Our facilitators are undergraduate junior staff members who were once leads and/or youth offenders themselves. They spend two nights and three days rigorously training Leadership on developing and honing their skills in public speaking, assertiveness, team building, networking and other essential leadership skills. Leads also met with some of the staff of Stanford University, learning about the admissions process, the history of Stanford, and the Law school.

Check out this article Paul Castro wrote on Youth court and his opinion of the treatment of trouble youth for The Ella B...
08/05/2011
Youth Court Gives Kids a Second Chance – Ella Baker Center Blog

Check out this article Paul Castro wrote on Youth court and his opinion of the treatment of trouble youth for The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

I am appalled by what the Division of Juvenile Justice is doing to the youth that are there. I feel like they should have better treatment towards the youth — youth shouldn’t be treated like animals but as human beings. Overall, there needs to be changes to youth prisons because everything that ...

Oakland youth win Adobe/PBS award for teen sexploitation film
07/30/2011
Oakland youth win Adobe/PBS award for teen sexploitation film

Oakland youth win Adobe/PBS award for teen sexploitation film

The Adobe Foundation and PBS/POV are proud to announce that 15 projects by 16 young nationwide filmmakers will receive grants from Project VoiceScape - a collaboration between the Adobe Foundationʼs global signature philanthropy program Adobe Youth Voices and PBSʼ POV - Point of View. read more

Young, Poor, Invisible
07/27/2011
Young, Poor, Invisible

Young, Poor, Invisible

In Alameda County, job scarcity and high tuition rates are causing more youth to join the hidden poor. by Rachel Swan By all measures, Randy Joseph defied the stereotypes about homeless people. A graduate of Kennedy High School in Richmond, he didn't do drugs.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the...

07/02/2011

Attention Oakland Athletics Fans! We have a limited amount of tickets for the game against The Seattle Mariners on July, 6th at 12:35! If interested contact Darren White: [email protected] and remember first come first served!

The Game Theory Academy class pays a stipend to youth ages 16-22 to learn about money management and the economy. Locate...
07/01/2011
http://www.gametheoryacademy.org/

The Game Theory Academy class pays a stipend to youth ages 16-22 to learn about money management and the economy.

Located in downtown Oakland, Mondays and Wednesdays July 11th - August 10th, 4pm-6pm.

Contact [email protected] or call (510) 992-3266 to reserve a spot.

Game Theory Academy teaches young people how to manage risk. Students learn how to apply business economics to daily decisions they make about money, education and relationships. In the process, they also learn about credit cards, budgeting, saving, taxes and other basics of financial literacy. Stud

Do you like McCullum Youth Court? Are you on Yelp? Then why not combine your love for the two and leave us a review on Y...
06/21/2011
McCullum Youth Court

Do you like McCullum Youth Court? Are you on Yelp? Then why not combine your love for the two and leave us a review on Yelp! We'd love the feedback and interested volunteers and families need to hear what we're like from the perspective people we've affected.

Institute of International Education Chinese Delegation Visit
06/08/2011

Institute of International Education Chinese Delegation Visit

Archives
06/08/2011

Archives

The Awesome Race 2011
06/04/2011

The Awesome Race 2011

Youth Radio Wins Peabody Award for investigative series Trafficked
05/19/2011
Youth Radio Wins Peabody Award for investigative series Trafficked

Youth Radio Wins Peabody Award for investigative series Trafficked

Youth Radio is the recipient of a 2011 George Foster Peabody Award for its investigative series Trafficked. The two-part report, produced in collaboration with National Public Radio's All Things Considered, exposes child sex trafficking in read more

Baseball's Robin Hood
05/18/2011
Baseball's Robin Hood

Baseball's Robin Hood

The number of inner-city black youth who play baseball has declined rapidly, but Jeff Humphrey is helping keep dreams alive in the urban East Bay. by Paul Gackle Roscoe Bryant founded the Oakland Royals, a kids' baseball team in West Oakland's Ghost Town neighborhood, after a fifteen-year-old boy...

McCullum Youth Court would like to welcome our new neighbors at Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL)! Welcome to the nei...
05/07/2011
Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL)

McCullum Youth Court would like to welcome our new neighbors at Bay Area Urban Debate League (BAUDL)! Welcome to the neighborhood.

We are dedicated to expanding opportunities for Bay youth to become articulate, informed leaders in their schools and communities.

Oakland Students Have 'Dinner with a Scientist' Tonight
05/05/2011
Oakland Students Have 'Dinner with a Scientist' Tonight

Oakland Students Have 'Dinner with a Scientist' Tonight

From the department of good news in public education: Tonight, the Oakland Unified School District will be hosting its third annual “Dinner with a Scientist,” a huge semi-formal gala that brings together teachers, students, and working scientists from the local community. Caleb Cheung, the...

04/21/2011

International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) IIE West Coast's Chinese Delegation is visiting MYC to learn about restorative justice program's, US prison system and control factors involved. IVLP is a professional exchange program; the purpose of the program is to help build mutual understanding between citizens of the US and other countries.

04/16/2011

We have 5 tickets left for tomorrow's Oakland Athletics versus Detroit Tigers game at 6:05! Leave a comment if you like to attend!

04/12/2011
EdRev 2011: Stand Up, Speak Out!

If you or someone you know is interested in attending this event with McCullum Youth Court please e-mail [email protected] by this Thursday, April 14th!

Each year we learn a lot about how to improve EdRev for the following year. We have worked on simplifying the structure of the day to make it easier to find what you need and to decide what to see and do!

04/08/2011

We are exploring the possibility of attending the Oakland Athletics versus Detroit Tigers games on Thursday April 14th at 7:05PM & April 16th at 6:05PM but we need to ensure that we have a large enough group. If your interested in joining us for free please contact Pairoj ([email protected]) by April 12th for more info.

Photos from our Annual Luncheon on Friday March 25th, 2011 With keynote speaker Mayor Jean Quan.
04/07/2011

Photos from our Annual Luncheon on Friday March 25th, 2011 With keynote speaker Mayor Jean Quan.

Photos from our Annual Luncheon on Friday March 25th, 2011 With keynote speaker Mayor Jean Quan.

April 3--North Oakland~ Cesar Chavez Celebration! (Community Voices)
04/02/2011
April 3--North Oakland~ Cesar Chavez Celebration! (Community Voices)

April 3--North Oakland~ Cesar Chavez Celebration! (Community Voices)

Come one, come all! Join us at Dover St. Park and the Healthy Hearts Youth Market Garden in celebration of the life and work of Cesar Chavez, the United Farm Workers, and our amazing neighborhood! read more

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