At that point, volunteers may begin taking cases as either a prosecuting attorney or a defense attorney. It's easy to become a volunteer. Teen courts and their verdicts are not authorized by public law. Their cases are heard before a jury of their peers and sanctions are assigned for the defendant to complete. A forum for defendants to explain their involvement in the offense A structured environment in which the words and actions of defendants who admit their wrongful acts are evaluated and judged by a jury of their peers The opportunity for defendants to accept responsibility for their actions by fulfilling the jury's sentence of community service hours and future jury duty assignments, both of which are designed to be constructive and rehabilitative. Visit the Teen Court calendar for when Teen Court is not in session.
In Case You Missed It. Adults can apply to help with: This page was last edited on 7 July , at Why are the dates always filled, when I check the calendar? Teen Court Scholarship Application. They must demonstrate an ability to treat each case individually, with objectivity and without prejudice.
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This means you should check the calendar daily to see when dates are posted and email to sign up. Community youth development Anarchistic free school Democratic free school Positive youth development Student activism Student-centered learning Student rights Student voice Youth activism Youth council Youth court Youth engagement Youth leadership Youth-led media Youth movement Youth participation Youth philanthropy Youth service Youth suffrage Youth vote. Edit Article Add New Article. It would not be fair to the other volunteers who want to volunteer.
Description: Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. But this is Teen Court, where teenagers take on the roles of prosecutors, defense attorneys and jurors. They go through a court hearing like the one at which Allison presided. Ryleigh, 16, was caught shoplifting in November , and her case was closed in March of the next year.