The purpose of Teen Court is to hold the juvenile accountable for his/her actions, to repair the harm caused by the offense and to help the juvenile become a positive participant in their community.
In order to qualify for the Teen Court program, the following criteria must be met:
Failure to meet the criteria above will disqualify the defendant’s case from Teen Court.
Parker Teen Court has two sentencing procedures: trials and peer panels. The Teen Court Coordinator determines which procedure is appropriate for each case. Typically, you can expect Panels to be reserved for defendants 13-15 years of age and Trials to be reserved for defendants 16-17 years of age.
Please note that:
All of the information gathered by Teen Court and obtained at Teen Court hearings is treated as confidential.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Teen Court Coordinator
Email Carolyn Sheridan