CASSY Partners with East Palo Alto Youth Court

East Palo Alto Youth Court (EPAYC) is a restorative justice program that offers a viable alternative to incarceration for youth offenders in East Palo Alto. EPAYC—a community-centered courtroom staffed by youth who are trained to serve as the attorneys, jurors, bailiffs, and clerks—helps youth understand the impact of their choices on themselves, their families, and the community at-large. Starting this past January, CASSY now provides assessments and offers ongoing counseling for youth respondents and their families. Providing these counseling services will encourage accountability, strengthen the sense of community, ensure successful completion of EPAYC, and promote responsibility and reparation.

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