On February 19 the Homeboys Inc came to visit the residents at the Strickland Youth Center.
Agustin Lazama and Anthony Fikes joined John Eads as presenters for the Detention Assembly.
Agustin said that he had
been visiting at the Strickland Youth Center since 2007. That although he
was lost in poverty and an un...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013, the Mobile County Juvenile Court with the assistance
of the Mid Town Optimist Club acknowledged the hard work and dedication of Chris
Carroll and Brandon Shamburger with
monthly awards recognizing their outstanding service either to the court or to
Juvenile Court employees participated in the 12th annual Luck of the Irish Day Cook Off sponsored by the Mobile Exchange Club on March 16, 2013. The Juvenile Court joined with AltaPointe and the Bridge in this years event. The team’s Irish Stew creation did bring home a second place ribbon. The event raised mo...
The participants of the Mobile County
Commission’s Citizens Academy visited The james T. Strickland Youth Facility
recently. They met with Juvenile Judge Edmond
Naman and went on a tour of the facility.
While visiting the group learned about the inner workings of the
Juvenile Court, Juvenile Probation and the Detention fa...
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.