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Court of their Peers

...cases a year and for two years has run a separate court for defendants in grades four to six, said Executive Director Sharon Leon. It handles a few trials a year for youths who have pleaded not guilty, something the Juneau court might do eventually...

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...conducts a full-blown trial. Jurors are also students and sentences often include classes related to the crime. Sharon Leon, executive director of the Anchorage Youth Court, said it works because it's an educational process, not a punishment...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062299/Loc_youthcourt.shtml
Youth Courts converge to share ideas, learn

...offense cases. Theft is one, vandalism - teen stuff." Nolan added that part of this conference is intended to honor Sharon Leon, Anchorage Youth Court coordinator, who got the youth courts going in Alaska 22 years ago. She is retiring...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022011/loc_788310534.shtml
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Students to be lawyers, jurors in Juneau youth court

...conducts a full-blown trial. Jurors are also students and sentences often include classes related to the crime. Sharon Leon, executive director of the Anchorage Youth Court, said it works because it's an educational process, not a punishment...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062299/Loc_youthcourt.html
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