Teen Court Overview
Teen Court is a live juvenile court, held monthly on campus, where our students serve as "fact-finding" jurors who ask questions of the Accused Minors, conduct deliberations to determine guilt/non-guilt of Minor, and make sentencing recommendations for first time teen offenders. It’s a great way for students to practice critical thinking and questioning strategies. Teen Court attorneys can also come to your classroom to train students on questioning techniques. If you plan on doing a Mock Trial or Socratic Seminar, or plan to get into a career in law, or just want to earn 5 elective credits through your very important service, this is a great resource! Teachers may also contact M. Botchie to schedule a Teen Court training for your class (firstname.lastname@example.org). Students, if you are interested in Teen Court please contact M. Botchie through e-m, or come to room 202 for more information. Teen Court club meets on Tuesdays @ snack in room 202.
Teen Court sessions and class schedule for 2017-18
Teen Court is in session on the following dates:
October 4th, November 2nd, December 6th, January 3rd, February 7th, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd, and June 6th.
- Court check-in is at 3:15 and court starts promptly at 3:30.
- New juror training is from 3:00-3:30 in room 506. You must be trained prior to serving on the jury.
See you in court!
Teen Court classes are held on the following dates:
September 20th, October 11th, November 15th, December 13th, January 10th, February 21st, March 21st, April 18th, May 16th,
and June 13th.
- Class begins @ 3:15 in the courtroom (Large side of the "Bingo Room")
- Class ends @ 4:30
Teen Court Activities
Teen Court students may participate in a variety of additional rich activities including:
S.H.A.D.E.S. - Specific Training for Hate Crimes (Summer 2018 - 5 daily sensitivity trainings @ the Museum of Tolerance)
C.A.Y.C. - California Association of Youth Courts Annual "Youth Summit" 2018 (Summer 2018 -Three days/three nights on a college
Beyond the Bench - Workshop/seminar where students interact directly w/ California Judges (Fall, 2017 - One school day)
Teen Court Training in Session
Teen Court Class Training
Teen Court Club Meeting
Come to a Teen Court Club meeting to find out more information about Teen Court and how to get involved. Meetings are held:
TUESDAYS at SNACK in room 202.