Applications are now being accepted for the Town’s Teen Court. Teens who are interested in legal or criminal justice careers and would like to participate must submit their application by May 26.
Teen Court is a community-based intervention/prevention program that provides an alternative to the justice system for first-time, nonviolent juvenile offenders. The program holds offenders accountable and promotes long-term behavioral change that leads to enhanced public safety.
Teens who volunteer with the program receive legal training and then sit on “peer panels” to decide the appropriate sanctions for youth offenders whose cases are heard in Teen Court.
Teen Court is looking for new volunteers and will host training on Tuesday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 6. To get involved, apply online by May 26 at CRgov.com/TeenCourt.
The training sessions will be held at Castle Rock Municipal Court, 100 Perry St., from 9 a.m. to noon on June 5 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 6. The group trainings are fun and interactive and will include guest speakers.
Volunteers must be entering eighth grade or high school during the 2023-24 school year. They receive community service credit, experience leadership opportunities and learn about the criminal justice and court systems.
Questions? Contact Court Administrator Karla McCrimmon at 303-663-6134 or TeenCourt@CRgov.com.
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