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College Volunteer Program 

Project Youth Court was originally founded by college students, and we think it is important that young people continue to take on leadership roles in the organization. In that spirit, PYC’s College Volunteer Program welcomes qualified undergraduates to serve as coordinators. Coordinators work closely with the executive director and the case manager to ensure smooth day to day operations of the organization. As a college coordinator, you might:

  • Help supervise the training of high school volunteers
  • Recruit new volunteers
  • Schedule and plan court nights
  • Work on financial and legal compliance
  • Update our donors on the organization’s progress
  • Do research
  • Improve and maintain the website
  • Help manage public relations and write press releases

This program offers hands on experience with clients and provides a platform to become involved in the management of the New Haven Youth Court. Some of our college volunteers have even gone on to serve on our Board of Directors.

We periodically post an open application for coordinator positions, but if you think you might be a good fit feel free to send us an email at any time jmichaud@projectyouthcourt.org. Our college volunteers serve as role models for younger students, and in the past have collaborated with them on outreach strategies and helped them with their college applications. If you live in the New Haven area and are interested in youth justice, we’ll try to find a place for you.

Adult and Legal Volunteer Program

Our Adult and Legal Volunteer program gives members of the New Haven community an opportunity to bring their expertise and wisdom to Project Youth Court and its clients. Adult volunteers are an integral part of our team and serve in a variety of roles. For example, participants may volunteer as judges, train youth attorneys, or assist the staff in day-to-day operations of the organization. Adult judges are a key component of our process, and help steer the tone and pacing of each case. Judges and local attorneys traditionally fill this role, but we also would love to hear from law students and other community members. Volunteers in the past have assisted with grant applications, financial planning, client services, and community outreach. If you’re interesting in learning more about our program, please email us at jmichaud@projectyouthcourt.org.