Youth Conflict Resolution Center, Inc. Receives Grant From the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation

Youth Conflict Resolution Center, Inc. (YCRC) is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a grant from the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation (DAYL). The grant was awarded for YCRC's youth mock trial curriculum.

Youth Conflict Resolution Center, Inc. (YCRC) is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $2,000.00 grant from the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation (DAYL). The grant will support YCRC's youth mock trial program through curriculum.​

YCRC's youth mock trials are different than the high school mock trials in that they cater to youth ages 8-14. Through the use of a children's story or fable, youth participants are asked to create a real life case they can try in a courtroom. For example, was Humpty Dumpty pushed off a bleacher by his teacher or did he fall.  The curriculum workbook introduces youth to the different aspects of the legal system, the different roles and how to identify the conflict.  Another key aspect to YCRC's mock trial programs is teaching the youth how to communicate and how to be a better speaker at an early age. YCRC partners with City of Dallas recreation centers and judges from Dallas and Lancaster courts. 

"The best part of the program is seeing children present a case in the courtroom with such detail at such young ages and when the child who is the judge puts on the robe, you should see the smile on their face. It makes me happy," said Andrea Clark, Board President of the organization and a volunteer youth mock trial facilitator. 

YCRC's mock trials are held every summer, with details sent out in their newsletter, on their website or posted on YCRC's Facebook Page.

YCRC, Inc. is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization dedicated to teaching youth alternative ways for handling daily conflict.  The mission of the organization is to teach youth at an early age how to communicate, identify what is going on in their lives and to make better choices. More information about YCRC may be found at www.ycrcinc.com 


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