Hello all! Our mediation and facilitation services have continued through the pandemic, including Teen Court hearings. We have adopted a new format that is a hybrid of sentencing circles practice and what's called a "tribunal model" of teen court proceedings, in which the jury acts similar to a grand jury in its interactions with defendants (we call respondents).
Vantage Pointe has the honor of welcoming a young captain in the Marine Corps who will be volunteering with us in the month of June through the US Special Operation Command's Warrior Care Program - a program intended to support our most elite warriors in their transition from service to civilian life. Derrick Cruz will be joining us mostly to help with our work with teens in the Teen Court programs. He intends to pursue a law degree after leaving the military in order to work with at-risk teens in his hometown of Houston.
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