HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4629, by Representatives Marine, D. Schmidt, Pearson, Morell, Roach, Buck, Barlean, Dunshee, Delvin, Anderson, Skinner, Cooper, Lovick, Reardon and Berkey


     WHEREAS, The Snohomish County Prosecutor=s office has continued to work above and beyond the scope of its duty in providing positive community outreach, and

     WHEREAS,  The Prosecutor=s office has developed a new program, Courtrooms to Classrooms, in an effort to deter juveniles from heading toward criminal activity, and

     WHEREAS, Currently 50 deputy prosecutors are involved in 40 classrooms county wide serving approximately 1,250 fifth-grade students, and

     WHEREAS,  The deputy prosecutors involved in this program donate their time, receiving neither pay nor a reduced caseload, and

     WHEREAS, The volunteer prosecutors focus on improved academic achievement,  problem solving skills, and the role of law in the students= daily lives, and

     WHEREAS, The devotion of Courtrooms to Classrooms volunteers appears to be leading toward the intended result B diversion from the juvenile justice system;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives honor the Snohomish County Prosecutor=s office for its commitment to providing the children of the county with both a quality education and a golden opportunity to understand the law and how it pertains to their lives; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives to the Snohomish County Prosecutor=s Office and to each of the participating elementary schools.



We hearby certify 4629 this to be a true and correct copy of

Resolution adopted by the House of Representatives

March 21, 2001.




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Timothy A. Martin, Co-Chief Clerk                                           Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerk