Metroport Teen Court is a voluntary program which allows time of life Class C misdemeanor offenders to "pay" off their citations done community service and connectedness in the judicial process. These cases are presented by voluntary teen court attorneys to a jury of the defendant's peers made up of volunteers from local secondary schools and reversive youth who were antecedently defendants. The jury members then assess a time of community service hours pursuing the guidelines of the field of study grid.
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Teen Court is a diversion package offered to first case someone offenders in which they admit to their involvement in the offense and concord to have their case heard before a peer jury of Teen Court student volunteers in a court setting. The judges, which include Circuit, District, and Special Appeals judges, volunteer their time and are here to answer ratified questions and set the tone for the courtroom. Using Teen Court guidelines, the jury decides the proper deed which includes mandatory community service hours, suitable educational programs, and may include essays, apology letters, or Teen Court commission duties.
Juvenile defendants are given a variety of sentencing options. Some are standard (but the teen jury decides on the quantity), and others are creative and specific to for each one juvenile defendant. The standard requirements for each participant include: 1-4 jury sessions at Teen Court, 3-12 Community Service hours, and 75-150 ownership legal action Points (which are earned by doing positive activities in the community, school, and/or home).