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The teen court program was authorized by the West Virginia Legislature in An Urban Institute study of four courts found that those who attended teen court had less than half the one-year recidivism rate of those who passed through the juvenile justice system. The attorneys make an opening statement, the witness is questioned and cross-examined, ending with the jury being given an opportunity to ask questions. In a school system where training about civics and how our government works is often sadly inadequate, it provides a real life educational opportunity for students to participate in the court system and see first-hand how it works. If the Judge feels the sentence is appropriate, the defendant is ordered to comply. Students are recruited on the basis of their interest in the program.
Community Supervision: Teen Court
Teen Court accepts 1st, 2nd and 3rd offense misdemeanor referrals. Teen Courts are one of the fastest growing programs in the community justice movement. A variety of students that best represent the student population are recommended. The minor is then scheduled for the next available Teen Court date. The program will need to be different in several aspects from that of Morgan County, because each county has different needs, and the juvenile offender rate is much higher in Jefferson County than Morgan County.
Welcome To Teen Court
Description: The teen defendant is brought to court with their peers serving as the prosecutor and jury in their case. The Teen Court does not determine "guilt" in these matters because admission of responsibility is one of the criteria for a Teen Court referral. Sentences delivered include, but are not limited to, community service, essay writing, research projects, paying restitution to victims, and anger management. Teen Courts are one of the fastest growing programs in the community justice movement. Please enable scripts and reload this page.