Who is Eligible for Teen Court?
Youth who are under the age of 18 and who are alleged to have committed a status offense or an act of delinquency which would be considered a misdemeanor if committed by an adult. The decision to extend the option to enter the Teen Court as an alternative procedure is made by the local circuit court if the court finds that the youth is suitable for the program. Also, the youth must consent to participation in the program as must his or her parent or guardian. A youth may only appear in Teen Court once within a two-year period.
For more information on how to participate in teen court, contact your local Teen Court or (304) 913-4956.