The 32 high school students who will make up a combined Youth Court in Aurora, Colden, Holland and Marilla have graduated from a five-month training course and are prepared to hold their first formal court sessions for youthful
offenders in April.
The ceremony and reception were held last week in East
Aurora's Moose Hall.
"The court sessions will be conducted just like a family court proceeding with only the cited young people, their parents and Youth Court members attending," said Wales Supervisor Mary Weinman, the Youth Court treasurer.
"Four cases are pending now. If our experience is anything like those of the Orchard Park and West Seneca youth courts, we can expect 25 to 30 cases a year."