Write case summaries, file papers and assist the case managers with classes and groups. However, as jurisdictions move toward diversion models, it is important to examine the effectiveness of Teen Courts in comparison to other forms of juvenile diversion. Teens, having admitted their involvement to various charges, receive their sentencing from other teens. Often, sentences will involve the defendant's making restitution to someone harmed or inconvenienced by their actions, or creating an informational awareness project about health , safety , respect , or another topic relevant to the offense. Youth charged with misdemeanor offenses, who are first-time offenders. The mission of Teen Court is to deter risky behavior and hold offenders accountable for their actions. One design option to which this study can contribute is the decision to use program dropouts as a comparison group, which has been done in previous studies Bright et al.
Where does Teen Court meet? This email address is being protected from spambots. They must have an ability to communicate with their peers, work in a group setting, and be able to maintain confidentiality of all cases. Attorney Training is also offered for any teen volunteers interested in becoming student attorneys for Trials. Assign the student to help a counselor or a teacher for a certain length of time. The teen offender comes before Teen Court having acknowledged guilt.
First, while youth who were assigned to office and school-based supervision did not differ on any of the measured variables, including risk level, the groups may have unmeasured differences. Ray has volunteered with Teen Court since A court system for minors who have committed a crime and other minors who have volunteer to represent them or go against them in the court of law. TMCEC recommends that you observe the various types of teen court to determine what best suits your community and court. Defendants are allowed ninety days to complete their sentences and jury term s.
This information is required. Teen Court is usually held at the Curry County Courthouse; however, there are occasions it is held elsewhere, in which case an announcement is made prior to meeting. When comparing their costs and benefits, many juvenile offender programs show great potential to be impactful and cost-effective Bonnie et al. Volunteers must be dependable! State of California Department of Justice. Mother charged in scalding death of toddler. While there are likely to be many reasons that underlie these disparities e.