Teen Court

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Available to first and specific second time non-violent petty juvenile offenders referred to probation by the County Attorney. The offender is given the choice to divert the case from Juvenile Court and have their peers decide the appropriate consequences. If the offender is successful, the case is dismissed. Due to the positive role Teen Court plays in the community, specific second time petty offenders were added to the eligibility criteria in 2008. Teen Court also provides teen jurors an opportunity to participate in a volunteer program to learn civic and community responsibility, and also have a positive experience with the Juvenile Justice System. Teens sit as a jury, ask parents and juvenile offender questions and return with a sentence.

Teen Court Juror Application