The Northeast Tarrant Teen Court proudly serves North Richland Hills, Watauga and Richland Hills. Teen Court is a program for middle and high school students, ages 12-18, who have received a citation in any of the three cities we serve. Students without a citation may also serve in Teen Court as a volunteer juror or teen attorney.
The Teen Court benefits both youth and community by providing an alternative method of adjudicating youth offenders. Teens are held responsible for their behavior while giving them the opportunity to participate in and become knowledgeable about the judicial system. Volunteer teen attorneys present offender's cases to a jury of their peers. Youth Offenders "pay" for their offense(s) by performing community service and participating in Teen Court. Upon successful completion of the program, offender's cases are dismissed deferred and do not appear as a conviction on their permanent records.
Teen Court alleviates the strain on the regular court system, while giving youth offenders a second chance. The program also provides area youth a chance to participate in the judicial process. This includes both those who are working off their fines, and those who are volunteering their time to earn community service hours.
All attendees must follow the dress code. This includes offenders, volunteers, observers, friends, family of the above.
To participate in our program as youth volunteer, please contact the Northeast Tarrant Teen Court office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-427-6705.