GMAK Talks Peer Law with the Anchorage Youth Court

Anchorage's youth have the chance to make their case before their peers

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by Your GMAK News Team

Stevie speaks with Elizabeth June, Chief Justice of the Anchorage Youth Court, about the unique justice system for the young and accused.

Anchorage Youth Court provides students grades 7-12 with the opportunity to not only learn, but practice law. It also gives young offenders the chance to go before their peers to be judged, rather than the full force of the State of Alaska Judicial system. This allows them to resolve legal problems without receiving a formal criminal record that could follow them for the rest of their lives.

For an opportunity to learn more about them, the AYC is hosting "Faces of AYC" at the Loussac Library on Wednesday, August 28, at 6:30 pm. You can also visit their website.