Forgery Victim being Parent. Please show your respect by following the court rules. Teen Court serves as a diversionary program to interrupt the beginning criminal behavior in the juvenile and to assist the offender in recognizing that they are responsible for their behavior. The Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club provides adult volunteers for every session of court to observe the jury deliberations or mentor the student volunteers. I loved the idea of a peer jury and allowing them to decide what would be fair. Since the Teen Court Program began operations in January , hundreds of our local youth have been given a second chance. All aspects of a Teen Court session should be considered confidential.
Who are the Teen Court Participants? Divisions Civil, Criminal, Family Wendy Merriman of Coldwell Banker! State of the City Newsletter Site Map. In many jury-based programs it is mandatory that the offender serve on a teen court jury.
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Nov 27, Nov 27, We have exciting news about GivingTuesday! The majority of sentences consist of varying amounts of community service, participation in educational workshops, and completion of terms as a volunteer juror. Anyone interested in participating in the program as a defendant, teen volunteer, or adult volunteer, should contact Maria Fernandez, Juvenile Case Manager at The only participating adult is the Judge, who is a licensed Attorney or actual presiding Judge. May 1, April Apr 30, Sponsor Shoutout: Avery was recognized for going above and beyond his volunteer role on Tuesday, May 19, at the Teen Court Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. When a Teen Court is held at school, the best results come when a classroom is dedicated to the Teen Court.
An adult serves as judge and rules on legal terminology and courtroom procedure. Students from area middle and high schools volunteer to participate in Teen Court. I feel good when I know that I have helped one of the Teen Court students even if it is only in a very small way. The Teen Court jury will sanction community service, Teen Court jury duty, restitution, counseling, drug treatment, letters of apology, writing essays, etc. The juvenile who has been diverted to the program is placed on trial with participating high school students asking the juvenile as well as his parents critical questions.