Spirit of Youth

Creating, promoting and recognizing youth involvement in communities across Alaska. Email the blog at info@spiritofyouth.org.

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Jezzroy Gordon-Wolfe helps his peers make positive life choices. He is a prosecuting attorney and serves on the board of directors for North Star Youth Court in Fairbanks. Gordon-Wolfe is being honored with the 2014 Spirit of Youth Service to Peers Award.

Jezzroy Gordon-Wolfe of Fairbanks receives Spirit of Youth Service to Peers AwardJezzroy Gordon-Wolfe of Fairbanks receives Spirit of Youth Service to Peers Award

Jolee Sudsbury, North Star Youth Court Executive Director, said Gordon-Wolfe makes sure the youth who come through their court receive appropriate sentencing.

"He's the one hoping they'll learn from their mistake, that it will deter them from doing it again," Sudsbury said.

Youth age 12-18 go to Youth Court for first-time misdemeanor offenses and when their case is completed, the charge is taken off their record.

Not only is Gordon-Wolfe helping youth, but he's also keeping costs down for the state. Every case that comes through Youth Court saves the state about $10,000 in court fees, attorney fees and other legal expenses, Sudsbury said. Gordon-Wolfe has prosecuted more than 45 cases, which means he's saved the state nearly half a million dollars.

Learn more about this year's award winners and reserve your seats for the 16th Annual Spirit of Youth Awards Dinner, Saturday, April 5 at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown.

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