Maine Youth Court's work exists to serve young people, therefore it must be informed by young people--that is why youth are at the center of our work.
"Listen can you hear it? A change is coming now!" (Art by Pete Railand)
What is Maine Youth Court's Advisory Council (MYCAC)?
Maine Youth Court's work is guided by a group of community members who offer guidance, direct policy, and inform best practices to ensure that our work is effective.
Youth who are on MYCAC have voting power, therefore their voice and opinions directly impact the ways in which MYC operates.
The 2021-2022 youth MYCAC members are:
MYC involves youth who are between the ages of 13-18 to:
Youth who work alongside MYC staff typically complete 20 hours of training in restorative justice, juvenile justice, and the range of restorative practices we offer.
Throughout their training and service, students share insight and expand their perspective on what justice can mean. While volunteering with us, students also learn and practice a wide range of communication skills. Our program works to maintain a network of volunteers from all over Southern Maine with diverse identities and lived experiences.
"Building confidence. Building power. Power up." (Art by Mary Tremonte)