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Youth Court

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About Youth Court

Launching in 2021, the Intertribal Court of Southern California Tribal Youth Court (TYC) aims to cultivate wellness-based responses to offenses by tribal youth utilizing peer decision-makers. The TYC centers on educating tribal youth about tribal restorative justice practices and empowers them to engage in these practices in service of their communities.

The TYC was developed in partnership with the American Indian Recruitment (AIR) Programs and with funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

For more information, please contact the Intertribal Court of Southern California at (760) 751-4142.


Youth Court

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Youth Court Staff

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Angela Medrano

Youth Court Judge

As the Youth Court judge, Judge Medrano oversees the Court’s proceedings. She is a licensed attorney and has worked in Indian Country throughout her career. Judge Medrano is a member of the Cahuilla Band of Indians.

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Dianne Cisneros

Youth Court Coordinator

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As court solicitor, Courtney provides legal services in support of the Court’s operation. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School and holds a certificate in American Indian law. Courtney is Cherokee, Choctaw, and Shawnee, and a native of Southern California.

Courtney Cole

Court Solicitor

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