Community Youth Courts

Turning Mistakes into Learning Opportunities


Community Youth Courts (CYC) offers a Restorative Justice alternative to the traditional juvenile justice route that is operated by and for youth. 

CYC works with middle and high school teens who are first time offenders of misdemeanor or lesser crimes in the Southern Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. We offer the offending youth a second chance via restorative justice, positive peer interaction and personal growth opportunities. Emphasis is placed on maintaining respectful treatment of offenders and victims.  Participating youth learn about making responsible choices and accepting the consequences for their actions.  Recidivism rates are very low, so there is less crime and less money lost in having to process the youth offenders through the juvenile court system.