Teen courts, a term used here to include youth courts, peer juries, peer courts, student courts, and other courts using juveniles in determining the sentences of juvenile offenders, have rapidly gained popularity in the s. In there were over 50 teen courts in 14 states; by , the number of teen courts had grown to more than in 45 states and Washington, DC. The growing popularity of teen courts is compelling evidence that they are fulfilling a recognized need. Young offenders voluntarily choose teen court, with parental approval, as an alternative to an existent sentencing agency or disciplinary office.
Where teenagers are judged by others of the same age group
Teen Courts and Law-Related Education. ERIC Digest.
Required sanctions include payment of a program fee, service as a jury member, maintaining passing grades, attending a class designed to address the offending behavior, apologies to the victim and to the parent, and completion of skill packets based on the assessment scores. Teen Court youth give back to the community and make efforts to repair the harm caused by their behavior. In part, this reparation comes in the form of service to the community by assisting at local non-profit agencies. Teen Court operates with Community Service Points and the youth must earn points in the categories of Education, Enrichment and Accountability. Monetary restoration may be part of a Teen Court sanction. The county attorney is responsible for making contact with the victim to determine the amount of restitution requested. In Teen Court cases, the staff will also make contact with the victim and encourage them to be part of court process either in person or with a written statement. Teen Court youth are sanctioned to complete educational classes or activities that address their behaviors and attitudes, and encourage them to examine the effects of their offense. Adams County Teen Court has partnered with other area agencies and businesses to provide these services to our youth.
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