Goals of Teen Court

Teen Court Goals

The intent of Teen Court is to:

  • Hold juvenile offenders responsible for their actions and help them recognize the consequences of those actions
  • Offer youth volunteers and offenders an opportunity to learn about the criminal justice and legal system
  • Promote a positive relationship between the community and its youth
  • Provide teenage offenders with a positive experience in the judicial system

Why Teen Court Works

Teen Court works for the following reasons:

  • Gives teens an opportunity to learn about the judicial system
  • It's totally voluntary
  • Parents/guardians become involved
  • Promotes youth involvement within the community
  • Reduces the crime rate of teenagers
  • Wipes clean the juvenile court record of offenders
  • Youth learn to assume responsibility and be accountable for their actions

For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact Teen Court at 972.219.3799

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