Community Outreach

Community Outreach

School Presentations

The Family Court Division's Diversion Community Coordinator Team coordinates presentations at schools about the work of the division, including Interstate Child Support, delinquency prevention and the juvenile justice process.

Juvenile Delinquency Assistant Corporation Counsels (ACCs) visit local schools and give presentations during regularly scheduled classroom sessions. These efforts help to provide both students and educators with useful knowledge regarding public safety concerns. Students are given the opportunity to speak with attorneys who have first-hand knowledge of the juvenile justice system.

The Law Department typically offers an interactive presentation that provides an overview of the juvenile justice system. The presentations include sample fact patterns designed to teach students about the dangers of negative peer associations and possible liability for helping others commit crimes.

In addition, ACCs in the Law Department's Interstate Child Support Unit interact with child support agencies, law offices, and courts throughout the country. The experience and knowledge garnered through this national and international practice is often applicable to local child support cases.  As such ICSU provides a parent focused presentation on Child Support that is available upon request.

Community Collaboration and Prosecution

As part of the Law Department's efforts to prevent juvenile delinquency and promote positive outcomes for youth and families, the Family Court Division has a citywide team of Community Coordinators who partner with local community based programs to identify resources that are culturally competent and specific to each youth's individual needs and interests.

The Division's approach to community prosecution is a proactive, neighborhood-based response to juvenile crime. Through this approach, Family Court Division attorneys, supervisors, and staff may be matched to specific precincts or neighborhoods to gain an understanding of the conditions and concerns present in the area. Division staff may engage in community outreach such as presentations and workshops in neighborhood schools as described above. Division staff may also collaborate with police precincts, school officials, community organizations, or other non-profit and grassroots service providers in order to address juvenile delinquency, promote public safety and better assess the needs of the community.


Victim Advocates provide services to support victim safety, court accompaniment, assistance writing Victim Impact Statements, and referrals to outside services.

The victim advocates work closely with those who have experienced harm.  Our victim advocates are knowledgeable in identifying available community resources to assist victims and witnesses in navigating the court process and accessing proper services, whether for cases designated as Family Conflict, Special Victims Unit, Major Case Unit, and Designated Felony cases.

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