Posted Date: 10/11/2019
Judge Keno Vasquez from the 398th District Court brought the Courts to School Program to La Joya High School for students to witness.
The Courts to School Program is designed to bring the courtroom experience into the school system by exposing high school students to the procedures and realities of the criminal justice system. This is an actual Court proceeding and has all the components of a courtroom; including the defendant, defense counsel, prosecutor, law enforcement, a probation officer, and the Program Judge.
With this experience, it is the expectation that young people will become more aware of their civic responsibilities, the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving and the advantages of being law-abiding citizens. The real-life setting brings the courtroom to the classroom and provides students with an exceptional learning opportunity.
“Our goal at La Joya ISD is to ensure that our students are learning in environments that are engaging, provide hands-on learning, and expose students to the careers in our community,” said Dr. Gisela Saenz, Superintendent of Schools. “We are thankful for the support of our many community partners like Judge Keno Vasquez from the 398thDistrict Court, who are also committed to this endeavor and make it a point to make opportunities like this possible for our students,” she added.
La Joya ISD would like to thank Judge Vasquez for this amazing experience he provided for our students!