LAYTON -- The Layton Youth Court is now recruiting new members.
An informational meeting for anyone interested will be at 4 p.m. March 20 at Layton City Center, 437 N. Wasatch Drive.
Eighth- to 11th-graders are needed this year to receive the necessary training to serve as clerks, bailiffs and judges for the 2013-14 school year, said Layton Youth Court Director Karlene Kidman.
Youth court is a diversionary juvenile program that provides a second chance for young respondents who have no prior criminal history to avoid a juvenile record.
The court holds hearings on minor misdemeanor offenses for juvenile offenders referred to the court by law enforcement authorities.
Kidman said teens who work in youth court need to be reliable, mature, fair and able to demonstrate leadership qualities. The teens also need to demonstrate the ability to handle confidential matters and have a willingness to serve for a full year.
They will be trained over the summer in all aspects of running the court.
Those interested can email email@example.com or call 801-668-3499.
Applications are also available by visiting www.laytoncac.org or at the March 20 informational meeting.