REAL CASES, REAL DEFENDANTS, REAL JUSTICE!!!! BECOME A PART OF THE TEEN COURT TEAM!
Teen Court is an educational opportunity that helps teen defendants and volunteers to understand our justice system. TEEN COURT is a court for teens, by teens. Our TEEN COURT hears real cases of juveniles who have received citations, and they are responsible for determining the sentences of teen defendants.
TEEN COURT meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 8:30pm.
TEEN COURT overall objectives:
How it works:
Juvenile defendants plead guilty or no contest and choose to have their cases adjudicated via TEEN COURT. Our teen volunteers work with real justice professionals to prosecute or defend the defendant. At the conclusion of the case, teen jurors are responsible for hearing the cases and deciding the punishment. The judge presiding over TEEN COURT are license Attorneys. Defendants can be sentenced to serve subsequent jury terms as a form of punishment.
TEEN COURT PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN HIGH SCHOOL.
Teen Court program allows teens to serve as defense and prosecuting attorneys, bailiffs, jurors, and clerks. Teens may choose which roles are of interest to them. Attorney volunteer positions require additional training.
If you would like to become involved in TEEN COURT, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and application packets.
Justice of the Peace 4-1 Teen Court does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.