Category - Teen
Recent donation from pel makes a large impact at teen court of sarasota. Teen court, also called youth or peer court, may sound like the premise of a sitcom, but there are more than 1,000 youth court programs in 49 states and the district of columbia, according to the national association of youth courts, and some states have even passed teen court-related legislation. Teen court volunteers interested in serving the court as youth attorneys receive training and are exposed to legal concepts and procedures utilized by miami-dade county teen court. Money and banking provides participants with the basics of money management. Teen court is a pre-arrest diversion program designed for eligible misdemeanor offenders between the ages of 10-17. Teen court is a legally binding alternative system of justice that offers young offenders an opportunity to make restitution for their offenses through community service, educational classes, and jury service. This allows them to avoid fines and sentences handed down by the criminal justice system. Teen court is a non-profit program that gives youth between ages 9 and 17 who have committed a misdemeanor offense, a second chance while holding them accountable for their actions. Misdemeanor offenses, such as larceny, simple assault, affray, property damage, drug possession, alcohol possession, and others are heard in teen court. All youth must plead guilty or no contest prior to appearing in teen court. In the event a youth who is sentenced in teen court does not complete their requirements, the youth is referred back to the court where they first appeared and the original fine is imposed. Teen court spotlight meet senior attorney, ali martinez! Ali is a senior at carlsbad high school and serves as a reporter for chs bpa. The north carolina teen court association was created for the purpose of serving as a link to bring all local teen court programs together as a unit. In order to do this effectively the association has worked to involve association leadership, state government leadership and local representation to provide knowledge and resources as it.