Category - Teen
Teen court is a hands on educational opportunity, which allows both offenders and teen volunteers to better understand our system of justice. 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. Teen court allows both offenders and teen volunteers to better understand the system of justice. Teen court is held one to two tuesday evenings each month at 530 p. Teen court is located on the second floor of the criminal justice center, 305 n. If you know anyone interested in being on the teen court jury, please contact autumn. Mark your calendars! There will be teen court on july 29th! 05202014. Jett began her journey with durham county teen court and restitution program in february of 2011. Jett came to us from granville county teen court so she was very familiar with the teen court process. Jett was a dedicated employee who loved her job and the kids she served. Juror - participates as a member of a six person to twelve-person jury. The teen jury determines the sentence of the defendant after reviewing the facts of the case. Using the established sentence guidelines, the jury must come to a unanimous decision, keeping in mind the assigned consequences are designed to hold the youth responsible for hisher actions, and requires the youth to be. Cases will be assigned to a jury trial or master jury hearing by the teen court staff. Teen attorneys present the cases and defendants will testify in jury trials. Master jury hearings involve the jurors questioning the defendant directly before deliberation. Teen volunteers have the opportunity to participate in a courtroom experience run by teens for teens. Teen court allows youthful offenders, who plead guilty to a misdemeanor crime to have their cases heard by a jury of their peers. Teen volunteers serve as prosecuting and defense attorneys, bailiffs, court clerks, and jurors. Teen court teen court is the court-approved juvenile diversion program for the 6th judicial circuit. It is offered to eligible juvenile offenders, ages 10 to 18, who are currently enrolled in an accredited school program. Members of teen court (attorneys, jury, bailiff and clerk) are trained teen volunteers and returning defendants. Teen volunteers may assume the roles of defenseprosecuting attorneys, bailiffs, court clerks, and jurors. The only adults involved in teen court are the judge, teen court staff member(s), volunteers, and interested school personnel. Any enrolled student between 12 and 18 is eligible to serve in teen court. types of sentences required were fairly consistent across the courts under study, including community service, letters of apology, and serving on a jury in future teen court sessions. For the 8 studies that mentioned the average or maximum length of time an offender spent in the teen court program, time ranged from 2 to 24 weeks (table 1).