Teen Court is an alternative to the traditional handling of juvenile delinquency cases that is cost effective and research based. At our core is the philosophy that youthful law violators are less likely to continue to be offenders when a peer jury decides their punishment. Teen Court engages teens in activities that promote self-esteem, integrity, responsibility, and leadership. Teens become the solution, “not the problem”.
Teen Court is a life changing program offering first-time respondents, ages 10-17, a second chance while holding them accountable for their actions. Every position in the courtroom is held by a teenager with the exception of the judge, who is an adult member of the Clay County Bar Association. A trial routine is followed and teens get hands-on experience as attorneys, clerks, bailiffs, and jurors.
Do you want to make an impact in your community? Are you interested in a career in the justice system? Teen Court is an opportunity you shouldn’t pass up. Join us and be part of something different and exciting in Clay County. As a volunteer you will earn community service hours for college and scholarships, in addition to participating in a worthwhile and rewarding experience.
Teen Court is held twice a month on Thursday evenings in the 1890 Historic Courthouse, 915 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs, FL.
For further information
Teen Court Coordinator
Phone: 529-3602 OR 278-3602