Teen Court

Teen Court is a peer sentencing court for juvenile offenders charged with minor crimes. It is an alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system that empowers youth and communities to take an active role in addressing the early stages of youth delinquency. Teen Court provides an opportunity to ensure immediate consequences to youthful offenders through a peer operated sentencing hearing that constructively allows the offender to take responsibility, be held accountable, and make restitution for violating the law. Teen Court also allows young people to participate in the decision-making process for dealing with juvenile delinquency, while gaining hands-on knowledge of the juvenile and criminal justice systems as they serve as attorneys, clerks, bailiffs, and jurors.

For more information, please visit out web site at www.aclce.org or contact Rachel Fleming at flemingr@jccal.org or 205.264.8174.