Yorktown, Lakeland Students Graduate from Youth Court

The Northern Westchester Examiner–

Forty-four students from the Yorktown and Lakeland school districts graduated from Yorktown Youth Court last week.

The 2013 commencement ceremony was hosted by Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK), a non-profit organization that represents all sectors of the community working together to provide a safety net for youth and families.

Founded in 2007, the ASK Yorktown Youth Court is a program based on a national model developed by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The Youth Court is a voluntary alternative to Family Court and the criminal justice system. It is organized and run by teens, adjudicating misdemeanor cases involving other teens with the goal of reducing juvenile delinquency.

The students in this year’s graduating class were:

Zachary Abbate Akshay Karve
Joshua Beck Robert Kohl
Nicholas Belmonte Daniel Kramer
Logan Boilen Robert Kramer
Sean Boyle Caileigh Lampersberger
Richie Campanaro Brendan Lawlor
Ryan Cegielski Andrew Levin
Jack Christensen Sam Levin
Kaitlyn Comerford Carlton James Mackay
Tyler Cunnington Vincent Manghise
John Del Priore Sara Mongno
Thomas Donatelli Michael Naccarella
Brandon Dumoit Keegan O’Connor
Mason Dyslin Christopher Pinto
Jamison Embury Frank Raguso
Hunter Embury Christina Raguso
Scott Epstein Gregory Rivera
Timothy Forbes Gabriel Rivera
Conor Frawley Robert Sam Spallone
Skyler Gironda Clare Spallone
Alban Hoxhaj Joey Vulaj
Greg Karales Joseph V. Woska