Check back soon for registration information. Teen courts provide a voluntary alternative to traditional adjudication and sentencing for teenagers in municipal or justice courts. Texas teen courts are governed by Section Where offered, young defendants are able to plead no contest or guilty and have their case heard amongst peers. Teen courts have proven very successful in preventing impaired driving and other traffic offenses committed by teenagers.
Teen Court is a voluntary diversion program in which teens sentence their peers for first time misdemeanor offenses such as shoplifting, school altercations and damage to property. Teen volunteers perform the roles of prosecuting and defense attorneys, bailiff and jurors. In Teen Court the defendant has admitted guilt, therefore the jury's responsibility is to determine a constructive sentence. Teen Court hearings are held in a local courthouse with strict confidentiality. Licensed attorneys serve as judges. Defendants are questioned by both the teen defense and prosecution attorneys to determine the circumstances of the offense.
Pflugerville Teen Court is a new program providing an opportunity for Pflugerville teens to participate in the municipal court process. The City is accepting applications from youth ages to serve on the Teen Court which will consist of 25 youth and will meet on the second Wednesday each month starting on February 13 at 5 p. Training will be held the week of February 4th. Participants will commit to a training session and then one evening per month of court.
Call us: The Teen Court Program is a diversion program offered to youth age 11 to Youth may participate only if they have admitted guilt and if it is their first offense. The Teen Court Program is mainly available to first time offenders and is run specifically by teens for teens.