Capital Area Teen Court. Phone: Attention: Capital Area Teen Court is only holding virtual hearings and events at this time. Please do not come to the office unless you have been scheduled to do so by a staff member. Thank you! Teen Court is a non-profit program that gives youth between ages 9 and 17 who have committed a misdemeanor offense, a second chance while they take responsibility for their actions.
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If you are interested in any of the following, this volunteer opportunity may be great for you! What does a youth volunteer do? Youth volunteers participate in Peer Panels where they question and deliberate on meaningful consequences for their peers who obtain a criminal offense in Lone Tree. The volunteers consider the perspectives of the victim and the community in order to help the youth respondent make things right through Teen Court. Who can volunteer?
Duval County Teen Court Program
Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. Midland Teen Court provides an alternative system of justice for youth to promote accountability and community engagement. A youth deferred to Teen Court appears before a jury of peers, both secondary school volunteers and youth who are serving as part of their sentence. Evidence from Midland and many other cities indicates that young people do stay out of trouble following a Teen Court appearance and that the program saves hundreds of thousands of dollars of community expense. Midland Teen Court hopes to interrupt developing patterns of criminal behavior by increasing self-esteem, motivating youth for self-improvement, and developing healthy attitudes toward authority.
The Teen Court process is much like regular court, except instead of determining and innocent or guilty verdict, juvenile respondents have already accepted responsibility and are given a verdict of meaningful consequences. All participating members of a Teen Court session are youth from our community. Students serve as prosecuting and defending attorneys, clerks, bailiffs, and jurors.