You may also wear a dress or skirt. Prospective bailiffs, clerks and jurors will attend a shorter training session. Teen Court Share this page: Defendants are given 90 days in which to complete community service and jury terms that have been assigned by the jury. You must demonstrate an ability to treat each case individually, with objectivity and without prejudice.
The offender will then be assigned a date to appear in Teen Court to plead guilty before an adult judge and a trained jury of his peers. The youth must take responsibility for their offense before attending their peer review hearing and agree to accept the sentence provided by the jury. Local Attorneys and other community leaders volunteer and serve as Teen Court Judges. The Teen Court jury hears cases of teenage offenders who have committed traffic offenses or other Class C misdemeanors. In some cases, educational workshops are required as part of the sentence, usually in cases involving alcohol or drug charges. Young people expect to be held accountable by parents and authority figures, they do not expect this from their peers. If the defendant chooses to plead not guilty, the case cannot be heard in teen court.
At the end of the term, you will be given the opportunity to commit to another term. Workshops, as part of the sentencing option, are aimed at reducing shoplifting, substance use, violence, and increasing family communication and resiliency. You can reach us at The courts use positive peer pressure to ensure that young people who commit even minor offenses give back to the community and avoid further contact with the justice system. More advanced reading texts.