Ritscher, Lisowski Recognized with Teen Court Program Award

Marie Ritscher, Pepin County 4-H Youth Development Agent, and Annie Lisowski, Buffalo County 4-H Youth Development Educator, both Co-Coordinators of the Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court, received the Excellence in Teen Programming Team Award from the Wisconsin Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (WAE4-HYDP) at their annual conference on Tuesday, April 25th in Eau […]

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Results Show Mock Trials Valuable to Middle School Students

Each year Buffalo / Pepin County Teen Court Co-Coordinators, Annie Lisowski and Marie Ritscher, offer learning opportunities to Teen Court panelists in order to grow their leadership experiences and practice their skills in advocating for and utilizing a restorative justice model in peer-to-peer hearings. Lisowski and Ritscher in previous years had used video mini-trainings, in […]

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Mock Trial in Mondovi Asks Eighth Graders to Think Differently

In Buffalo County, 1 in 4 high school students report that they participate in underage drinking according to 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey data. Over half of high school students in Buffalo County have had at least one drink of alcohol. Almost 20% of Buffalo County students started drinking alcohol before the age of 13. […]

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Buffalo/Pepin Teen Court Conducts Interviews for New Panelists

Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court offers eligible youth an alternative to appearing in Juvenile Court. Youth offenders have an opportunity to receive a meaningful consequence from a jury of their peers while gaining an opportunity to take responsibility for their actions. Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court serves to modify behavior of first-time offenders by combining positive peer […]

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