Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined Town Councilman Tom Donnelly, Town Clerk Carol Quirk, and Town Receiver of Taxes Corinne DiSomma to induct the newest members of the Town of Babylon Youth Court. The Youth Court oath was administered by Supervisor Schaffer to the new inductees in attendance. The goal of the Youth Court is to reduce juvenile delinquency through positive peer influence while allowing first time offenders of violations or misdemeanors under the age of 16 to be heard by a jury made up of those close in age to them. The Town of Babylon Youth Court Class of 2016 consists of 22 members between the ages of 14 and 18 who have completed a multi-week program.
Supervisor Schaffer (left), Councilman Donnelly (fifth from right), Clerk Quirk (second from right), Receiver of Taxes DiSomma (third from right), Executive Director of the Town of Babylon Youth Bureau Claire McKeon (sixth from right), and Kristi Reynolds (New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre’s office, right) are pictured with Youth Court advisors and inductees.
The members of the Town of Babylon Youth Court Class of 2016 are (in no order): AJ Liles, Angelica Stallone, Bianca Taipe, Brianna Hutchinson, Catherine Taipe, David Reicher, Gisel Benitez, Gulliver Estevez, Hanife Ozbay, Isabella Vene, Jeanine Guelee, Katie Chisesi, Mia Arrascue, Nichole Sutton, Rachel Kogan, Regan Mays, Ryan Brown, Skyler Brown, Stephanie Millner, Tamara Robinson, Tara Voyard, and Tianni Allen.