Government & Civic Services

Assist the Teen Court proces

Assist with the Teen Court process on Monday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Check in teen defendants and parents; monitor the teen jury room; or facilitate a tribunal court.
Dec 18, 2017
3 Hours
2 Needed
Volunteers Who Stepped Up
  • Alex Garcia
  • Preston Garrison
  • Sonia Lopez
  • Tameka Giles

More Details

Teen Court is a volunteer program, which assists juvenile offenders in assuming responsibility for their behavior through involvement in the judicial process and service in the community. Offenders are brought before a jury of their peers where they gain an understanding of their roles in society. Additionally, the community reciprocally benefits from these youths' involvement in their programs. Each individual's self-worth will be maintained by respectful treatment and confidentiality.

 

MONDAY NIGHT COURT DUTIES-5:00 p.m. TO 7:30 P.M.

JURY CHECK-IN

          Jurors sign in. Enforce dress code; shirts tucked in, no shorts, torn jeans, hats off etc.

          Place jurors on a jury. Jury assignment sheet will be provided. Try to have a mix of males and females on each jury.

          Tell jurors they must stay until the facilitator or Judge dismisses them.

Jurors must sign out before leaving.

DEFENDANT CHECK-IN

          Make sure defendant signs in and is in dress code.

          Give each defendant the special events information.

          Have the defendant and parent read and sign the confidentiality form.

          Enforce dress code; shirts tucked in, no shorts, No torn jeans, hats off etc.

DEFENDANT CHECK-OUT

After the teen's court appearance, explain the requirements to the teen and parent and have them sign the agreement.

FACILITATE COURTROOM

          Facilitate tribunal court room-script available

GATHER COURT STATISTICS

          Keep the sing in sheets together and fill out the statistics sheet

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE A BACKGROUND CHECK BEFORE VOLUNTEERING

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