Professor Wendy Vaughn to Chair Youth Court Committee

On May 29, 2013, the Rockford Public School District’s Career and College Readiness Council, Human and Public Services Academy, appointed Professor Wendy Vaughn as Chairperson of the newly created Youth Court subcommittee. Professor Vaughn will be working closely with community leaders from District 205, Alignment Rockford, the Rockford Police Department, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Winnebago County Department of Court Services – Juvenile Probation Division, Rosecrance Health Network, Youth Services Network, and Circuit Judge Janet Holmgren to develop a restorative justice Youth Court model for implementation in Rockford high schools. A pilot Youth Court is planned to begin in 2014 at Jefferson High School.