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After admitting responsibility for a low level offense, youth aged eleven to eighteen may be referred to Teen Court by law enforcement officials, judges, or court counselors. Participation in Teen Court is voluntary and confidential. Teen Court is staffed by trained youth volunteers who serve in various capacities within the program, acting in the roles of attorneys, clerks, bailiffs, and jurors. An adult volunteer serves as the judge presiding over court proceedings. As in traditional court, the volunteer attorneys present the facts of the case to the court, and the peer jury is responsible for rendering a constructive sentence. All sentences include jury duty service and community service, and may also include additional requirements such as apology letters, online classes, and other restorative sanctions.

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Teen Court - Montgomery County State's Attorneys Office

It is the vision of Teen Court that Wood County teens will be law-abiding leaders who give back to their community. It is the mission of Teen Court to respond to needs and concerns of individuals impacted by crime, instill leadership qualities in members, and inspire offenders to restore justice. Teen Court is an innovative diversion program designed as an alternative to traditional court proceedings. The program is based on the premise that young people respond positively to the influences of their peers.

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Teen Court Program Overview. Teen Court is a community-based, Court-operated intervention program designed to provide an alternative response from the juvenile justice system for the first-time misdemeanor offender. Teen Court adheres to the restorative justice theory, which is based on the premise of accountability to the victim and community, as well as adding an educational component. Teens, having admitted their involvement to various charges, receive their sentencing from other teens.
The juries in Teen Court are made up of trained high school volunteers, along with defendants who have previously been required to serve jury duty as a part of their sentence. All volunteers are trained by members of the local Bar association and court personnel. In contrast to other courts, Teen Court mandates that all defendants serve as jurors from Two to Twelve evenings at future Teen Court cases. Teen Court juries recommend participation in a community service agency as part of their sentence, with a minimum of fifteen hours and a maximum of one hundred hours. Other sanctions may be recommended such as drug urinalysis, boot camp, counseling, mentorship, essays, letters of apology, and restitution.