How Does It Work?
Teen Court is run by youth and adult volunteers. Student volunteers take the roles of clerks, bailiffs, attorneys and jurors. District and Superior Judges and Attorneys serve as Teen Court Judges. Teen Court is a "hands on" opportunity for offenders and volunteers to learn about the legal system. It is a vehicle for positive peer pressure. Offenders have to complete their sanctions within 90 days from the night of their hearing.
Benefits of Teen Court
- Giving back to your community by helping your peers become responsible citizens.
- Earn community service hours for school requirements, college applications, etc.
- Gain knowledge of the judicial system and gain experience acting as attorneys, bailiffs, and court clerks.
- Receive letters of recommendation.
- Opportunity to compete on the state level at the NC Teen Court Summit.
Teen Court Schedule
Interested in Volunteering?