Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Word Goes Out on Youth Program.

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

Rhode Island Hears About 'Grade Court'

Thirteenth District Judge Kenneth G. Brown spread the word about his "Grade Court" program for young offenders to about 350 people during a visit to Rhode Island last month.

Now in its third year, the Grade Court program offers juvenile offenders weekly counseling and intensive monitoring of their school progress in addition to traditional probation.

In an interview in his chambers Friday, Brown said he and Grade Court director Crystal Hyer spoke about the program at a "Truancy Summit" Oct. 12 in Providence, R.I., at the request of a family court judge there. …

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