Skip to Main Content. Departments I Want To Government Quick Links. Teen Court What is Teen Court? By bringing the teens before a jury of their peers, which sentences them to constructive service in a community service organization and jury duty, this program seeks to deter teens from future unlawful behavior, while providing direct experience in the judiciary system and an understanding of their future role as a productive citizen. For more information, please see the Teen Court fact sheet.
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. In theory, if not in practice, the seriousness of the offense was not even a relevant consideration, much less a determinative one, in choosing a juvenile court disposition. In so doing, the Court left the guiding precepts of the juvenile court in confusion. For example, is punishment a suitable aim of the modern juvenile court? Should a juvenile court disposition be designed to fit the offense as well as the offender? If so, how are preventive and punitive considerations to be accommodated or balanced?
Teen Court is a voluntary program that assists teenage offenders, ages , in assuming responsibility for their behavior through involvement in the judicial process and service in the community. First time offenders are brought before a jury of their peers where they are sentenced to constructive service and from this they gain an understanding of their roles in society. Teen court has been established to add a new concept of diversion and accountability for our juvenile offenders. Young people participating in the program will function as constructive and contributing members of their community. The program seeks to minimize the negative labeling of referred youth.
Click the links below to learn more about Orleans Parish Juvenile Court programs. Teen Court Teen court is an evidenced-based program designed for youth ages 14 to 17, who are first-time offenders that have admitted responsibility for a misdemeanor offense and have consented to be represented and sentenced by a jury of their peers. Drug Court Drug Court Program is a treatment-centered system that assists juveniles and their families with substance abuse problems and assist in leading productive, substance-free and crime-free lives. Family in need of services FINS FINS goals are to reduce formal juvenile court involvement while generating appropriate community services to benefit the child and improve family relations. Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative JDAI The mission of the JDAI program is to demonstrate that jurisdictions can safely reduce reliance on secure detention, while reducing re-arrest and failure to appear rates for pending adjudications.