July 7, 2014
What started out as a lunch
conversation in Court Administration one day turned into a wonderful tribute to
our friend and co-worker Alvin “Danny” Sylvester. Danny
worked with us in detention for ten years before retiring. Those of us that worked with him knew him as
Juvenile Court employees participated in the 13th annual Luck of the Irish Day Cook Off sponsored by the Mobile Exchange Club on March 16, 2014. The Juvenile Court joined with AltaPointe and the Bridge in this years event. The event raised money for The Family Center of Mobile which provides parenting education, supervised v...
The following statement was read to those assembled when Cedrick Harris was honored.
Cedrick Harris has been employed by the
Strickland Youth Center since 2008. Mr. Harris has done an outstanding job in
his role as a Youth Service Officer I. He is very meticulous in his job
functions, always engaged in his work, and does n...
It's not up to adults and police to do something about youth violence. Adult solutions won't work by themselves. Youth can - and should - do something. If you want to start seeing changes in your school or where you live, here are some things that you should do:
be aware there is a problem.
recognize that violence affects everyone - anyone can be a victim.
talk about violence with your friends and family - take a stand.
don' t react to violence with more violence.
get together - find ways to help stop violence in your school or where you live before it happens.
if there's a youth council, get involved - help promote positive alternatives to youth and gang violence where you live.
call or write your local media - let them know the positive alternatives to youth and gang violence where you live.
learn the truth about violence in your community - don't let rumors run your life.
remember that violent teens are a minority - don't let their actions speak for all youth.
The philosophy of the Strickland youth Center is that helping a troubled youth requires the active participation of the Childs entire family. Consistent with this philosophy, all treatment programs operated by the Center are designed to include the child’s family.
The total annual operating budget for the Strickland Youth Center is approximately 6.5 million dollars. It is funded by Mobile County, the City of Mobile, the Department of Youth Services and various grants the State of Alabama.
"We are fighting for
the hearts and souls
of our children.
It's a fight that only
can be won by
and fresh and
to building and
THE JUVENILE COURT OF MOBILE COUNTY IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING JUSTICE, PROTECTION, AND INSPIRATION THROUGH GUIDANCE, ACCOUNTABILITY, EDUCATION, AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS THEREBY EMPOWERING OUR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO REALIZE THEIR FULLEST POTENTIAL.