Vanderburgh County Teen Court is a restorative justice-based diversion program that serves first-time human offenders and middle time period and high time period student volunteers (8th-12th grade). Respondents are sentenced at a hearing of their peers who volunteer to serve as jury members, prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, bailiff, and judge’s worker and who are mentored by big attorneys. adolescent judicature provides respondents and youth volunteers with the mentors, education, tools, and resources to sort positive, hearty choices.
Located in the internal organ of bicentric Florida, the Fifth Judicial Circuit covers a geographic field motion the size of Connecticut. The racecourse is comprised of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties, with main body offices in Ocala. The simple fraction juridic racecourse operates under the leadership of boss Judge S.
Over 8,000 at-risk teens in the senior twenty-two time period have walked done the doors of the domestic Courthouse on their way to Teen Court. Over 200 teen volunteers work with their at-risk peers all year, hearing cases and determining appropriate means to repair harm. Restorative Justice for time of life by large integer is more than a slogan—it’s what we do. Sentences are individually bespoke to each case, and may allow apologies, community service, special projects or one or more of teenaged Court’s singular classes.