Granville County Teen Court is a diversion option for middle and high school youth currently enrolled in school in Granville County who admit responsibility for a misdemeanor offense. Instead of the youth being charged and appearing in juvenile court, he or she is "diverted" to the Granville County Teen Court program. Granville County Teen Court offers youth an opportunity for constructive outcome by their peers.
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. Youth 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
Granville County Teen Court is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at the Granville County Courthouse unless otherwise indicated on the calendar.