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“Justice by teens for teens.”
The Prince George’s County Teen Court is a dynamic juvenile diversion program sponsored by the Office of the State’s Attorney. It provides first-time juvenile respondents with an opportunity to avoid the harshness of the Juvenile Justice system. Participants admit their guilt, and agree to perform the dispositions handed down by a teen jury of their peers.
Our program utilizes teen volunteers between the ages of 11 and 17 who perform the roles of prosecutors, defense attorneys, bailiffs, clerk and jurors. We invite teens from across Prince George’s County to participate to learn about the criminal justice process and to earn community service learning hours.
Teen Court is held on the first and third Thursday of every month between the hours of 5:00pm and 7:30pm at the Upper Marlboro courthouse in courtroom M1404.
2012-2013 Program Highlights
- 98% Percent of our youth did not experience arrest, re-arrest or any subsequent DJS involvement during program duration.
- 100% Percent of our youth records were diverted from the juvenile justice intake process as a result of successful program completion.
Recruited and engaged Over 500 Prince George’s County Teen Volunteers