Teen Court of Eddy County is an innovative first offenders program that offers alternative sentencing for juveniles charged with misdemeanor offenses. Juveniles who complete the Teen Court process often have their citations dismissed, keeping their records clean. To complete the Teen Court program, juveniles attend a court hearing where Youth Attorney Volunteers defend their case against Youth Attorney/Prosecutors. Court is held before a jury of their peers, who are also Teen Court participants. After hearing the case, the jury assigns service learning hours, educational programming and a set number of jury nights to be served, all according the guidelines set forth in the sentencing grid.
If you're interested in applying to become a Teen Court Youth Attorney, please complete the application below and we'll be in contact with you soon!