New Member Training

For additional information, please contact Bethlehem Youth Court
Director, Katrina Charland:
  • Email: byc@townofbethlehem.org
  • Phone: (518) 439-4955 x1143
  • Fax: (518) 439-2144
  • Mail: 261 Elm Ave. Delmar, NY 12054
Want to become a volunteer member?


Important things to consider when thinking about joining
Bethlehem Youth Court as a trained member:
  • We ask that you commit to volunteering for at least 1 year.
  • You will learn how to participate in Youth Court hearings in
    the roles of: Judge, jury foreperson, defense
    attorney/defense advocate, prosecutor/community
    advocate, clerk, and victim advocate.
  • You do not need to be good at public speaking to join youth court, but
    you do need to be willing to get up and speak in front of your peers.
  • Attendance at all training sessions is mandatory.
  • Only 1 excused absence (equivalent to 2 hours) will be allowed.
  • Perfect attendance awards will be given at the graduation ceremony.
  • After you've graduated from the training, you'll be added to
    the regular Youth Court schedule.
  • Youth Court hearings are held on Thursday evenings.
  • Availability and dependability are incredibly important.
  • You will be part of a team, and your teammates will depend on you,
    so being available for your scheduled hearings is crucial.
  • You must have an active email account that you check
    regularly.
Spring 2018 Training Dates:
Mon. March 12th 6-8pm
Mon. March 19th 6-8pm
Mon. March 26th 6-8pm
Mon. April 9th, 6-8pm
Mon. April 16th 6-8pm
Mon. April 23rd 6-8pm
Mon. April 30th 6-8pm
Sat. May 5th 9am-2pm (lunch included)
Mon. May 7th 6-8pm (alternate date)
Tues. May8th 7-9pm Induction Ceremony

*Attendance at all training sessions is mandatory*  
Most training sessions will be held at Bethlehem Town Court.
A full detailed schedule will be sent to those who apply/are
selected for training.