We are a restorative justice program. This means we are not trying to punish the defendant. Instead, we increase their awareness of the consequences and effects of their actions; assign consequences to ensure they won't repeat this offense; and restore what was taken from the victim as well as the community. The Teen Court experience works because cases are heard before a "jury of their peers". Teens are more likely to ask and have answered the tough questions as to why a crime was committed. All teen volunteers are trained in how to participate in the court hearing so that sufficient information is gathered to assign appropriate consequences.
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Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. Skip to Main Content. Sign In. Purpose Teen Court provides an alternative means of dispensing justice to selected juveniles charged with delinquent offenses. The program is open only to juveniles seventeen or under - usually first time offenders - who have committed a selected misdemeanor crime, status offense or traffic violation.
The Austin Municipal Court's Teen Court is a volunteer opportunity that allows young people ages to learn about and take part in the justice system. In Teen Court you will be participating in a real case with a real judge and a real juvenile defendant. You can volunteer as a jury member, teen prosecutor or teen defense attorney.
Teen Court offers teenage offenders a second chance to learn from their mistakes without the high cost and stigma of a criminal record. Teen Court is a real justice program. It gives juveniles who have committed a misdemeanor crime a chance to appear before a jury of their peers. Cases heard in Teen Court involve crimes such as theft, shoplifting, criminal mischief, trespassing, third degree assault, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and minor in possession of alcohol. For the young person charged with a crime, Teen Court offers teenage offenders a second chance to learn from their mistakes without the high cost and stigma of a criminal record.