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Program Coordinator: Sandra Porter-Phillips

Program Established: 1989

Program Motto: "Young People Delivering Justice"

Program Description:

Teen Court is a youth development project that invests youth in citizenship. Youth volunteers act as jurors, bailiffs, clerks, defense and prosecuting attorneys, and determine the sentence for juvenile offenders referred by police.

Sentences require community service, restitution, apologies or other learning opportunities. Almost 22 years of outcomes proves kids who go through Teen Court don't get into trouble again. Teen Court emphasizes positive youth development.

Program Eligibility: Males, Females, Ages 10-17 (18 if birthday is during process) who plead guilty to a misdemeanor.

Court Dates*: See the right column.

National Associations: National Youth Courts

Employment Opportunities: None at this time.

Volunteers Needed: Yes

For More Information, to volunteer, or a Site Visit,
CROWN POINT/PORTAGE COURTS: Sandra Porter Phillips  Ext. 2741
HAMMOND-AREA COURTS:  Gavin Mariano   Ext. 2707

Where is Teen Court Held:  Below - A view of the buildings where Teen Court takes place.   Depending on where your Teen Court hearing is scheduled (NOT the intake), you can expect to go to one of these buildings below.  We're here to help.

*Remember to follow all of the instructions as stated on your paperwork you'll receive during your intake/interview Questions? Call the Teen Court office @ 938-7070

Below - Hammond Courthouse

5925 Calumet Avenue - 2nd Floor Judge Harkin's courtroom (map)

Below - Crown Point "Courts" Building Bldg A

2293 N. Main Street  Judge Cantrell courtroom (map)

Program Coordinators Spotlight -

Sandra Porter-Phillips (L) coordinates Teen Court held in Crown Point. 

Gavin Mariano (R) coordinates Teen Court held in Hammond


Calendars for 2018
Hammond-Area, Crown Point, and Portage Teen Court is as follows:

Crown Point
December 19,2017 January 4  
January 16 FebtECHNICAL10ruary 1  
February 20 March 1-CANCELED  
March 20 April 5  
April 17 May 3  
May 15 June 7  
June 19 July 5  
July:NO COURT August 2  
August 21 September 6  
September 18 October 4  
October 16 November 1  
November 20 December 6  
December 18    


For students participating in Teen Court, the dates listed here are just an additional reminder, however it is your foremost responsibility to follow all of the instructions detailed on the letter from our office that you received in the mail.  Questions?  Please call us:

(219) 938-7070


Received your INTAKE letter ? -


If your intake/interview is assigned to the HIGHLAND POLICE DEPT., the address is:

3333 Ridge Road (see above); unless otherwise specified on the letter you received. BELOW: Highland Police Station


If your intake/interview is assigned to the HAMMOND POLICE DEPT., the address is: 509 Douglas St. Hammond, IN. 46320 (click here for map)

BELOW: Hammond Police Station:

You'll have an opportunity to get information in the lobby, including a fact-sheet about what to expect during your intake/interview.

Click here to preview the fact-sheet (PDF format).

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