An Alternative to the Juvenile Court System

 

What is Teen Court?

Teen Court is a diversionary program where youth offenders are represented by youth and sentenced by a jury of their peers.  This experience provides youth with an alternative to the Juvenile Court System.  Teens who successfully complete the Teen Court Program will face no further court action regarding their offense and will have their citation dismissed.

 

Who can participate in Teen Court?

 Youth who are eligible for Teen Court must be first time offenders between the ages of 12 and 16. They must admit to the offense they have been referred for and be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the Teen Court proceedings.

 

How can Teen Court Become an Alternative for You?

 1) You must have committed a misdemeanor crime or ordinance violation such as:

· Shoplifting/Theft

· Disorderly Conduct

· Curfew

· Criminal Damage to Property

· Underage Drinking

· Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

· Loitering

· Possession of Marijuana

· Underage Tobacco

· Obstructing/Resisting

· Other offenses as appropriate


2) You must admit to committing the offense you have been charged with.  You must also be willing to participate in Teen Court.

 3) You must have a parent or adult who is willing to accompany you to Teen Court.

Note:  *There is a $10.00, non-refundable, enrollment fee due at the time of entry into the program. 

To enroll in the program, you have 5 business days from the day you received your citation to contact the Teen Court Coordinator. 

Juvenile Court Services/Teen Court
160 S Macy St
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Michele Mailand, Program Coordinator
920-929-3147


Volunteer Opportunity

Want to help make a difference in your community? Want to learn about the process of being in court? If you said yes to either of these questions then consider joining Teen Court.  Joining Teen Court is not just a commitment to another volunteer service, it provides the opportunity to get real life experience in the courtroom with your peers.  You will get more than just volunteer hours with this program, you will get a life changing experience.  Teen Court is looking for mature, non-judgmental and caring teens between 7-10th grade

Teen Court Volunteer Application