This program relies heavily on the support of its student and adult volunteers. Without the continued dedication of its volunteers, Teen Court would be unable to function. Students As a student, you will have the opportunity to participate on Peer Panels and hear the cases of teenagers who have pled guilty to misdemeanor offenses. After hearing their stories and the circumstances behind the crimes they've committed, you can then take part in producing their sentences based on the concepts of Restorative Justice. Rather than focusing on punishment and retribution, all of Teen Court's sentencing options are based upon accepting responsibility and taking accountability for one's actions. In addition to Peer Panels, Teen Court also hosts Trials conducted by trained student attorneys in front of real judges and magistrates from the 4th Judicial District and Municipal Court.
Their cases are heard before a jury of their peers and sanctions are assigned for the defendant to complete. Kids won't let other kids' manipulate the system. This is truly peer pressure at its finest. For all Teen Court events, please be aware of the environment that you are in and dress accordingly.
Skip to Main Content. Home Services Teen Court. Teen Court is a program for middle and high school students, ages , who have received a citation in any of the four cities we serve. The Teen Court benefits both youth and community by providing an alternative method of adjudicating youth offenders. Teens are held responsible for their behavior while giving them the opportunity to participate in and become knowledgeable about the judicial system.
Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. Skip to Main Content. Sign In. Teens, 15 years of age and older, are trained to defend and prosecute cases in Teen Court.