Pflugerville Teen Court is a new program providing an opportunity for Pflugerville teens to participate in the municipal court process. The City is accepting applications from youth ages to serve on the Teen Court which will consist of 25 youth and will meet on the second Wednesday each month starting on February 13 at 5 p. Training will be held the week of February 4th. Participants will commit to a training session and then one evening per month of court. Teens will serve in various roles from juror to attorney after receiving training and instruction in the judicial process.
Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. Midland Teen Court provides an alternative system of justice for youth to promote accountability and community engagement. A youth deferred to Teen Court appears before a jury of peers, both secondary school volunteers and youth who are serving as part of their sentence. Evidence from Midland and many other cities indicates that young people do stay out of trouble following a Teen Court appearance and that the program saves hundreds of thousands of dollars of community expense.
Click here to see Teen Court photos from Click here to see Teen Court Appreciation Reception For the delinquent teenager, the advantages of participating in Teen Court are many. Some of these include; voluntary participation, a diversion from appearing in the Juvenile Circuit Court, exposure to positive peer pressure and behavior, and a speedy resolution to their case.
Teen court is a volunteer program that allows juvenile Class C misdemeanor offenders to pay for their citation by completing community service hours. Defendants' cases are presented to a jury of their peers. Volunteer teen attorneys will represent the defendant. Teen jurors assign community service hours according to the discipline grid. Upon successful completion, the case is dismissed.