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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, school SRO's, retail stores, and school officials.
Sentences require community service, restitution, apologies or other learning opportunities. Over 30 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 or school offense.
Police Departments and Schools can refer to the Lake County Teen Court held at the Highland Police Department.
Referrals should inquire first with Sandra Porter-Philips at (219) 938-7070 x 3025