Wesley said early intervention programs, including youth courts, have played a role. The program is based on youth empowerment, restorative justice, and second chances. In contrast to other courts, Teen Court mandates that all defendants serve as jurors from Two to Twelve evenings at future Teen Court cases. Fundamental Principles Respect for confidentiality Development of objectivity Respect for the rights of others Development of personal values Respect for societal values Acceptance of responsibility Respect for the justice system. It's a real court run entirely by teenagers, who act in the roles of jury, attorneys, judge and clerk. Camp Fire debris removal operation largest in state history, victims gather for answers. Skip to main content.
Wesley said early intervention programs, including youth courts, have played a role.
Here, young people—mostly first-time offenders accused of minor crimes—can avoid juvenile court by facing justice handed down by their peers. Teen Court is a diversion program for first time juvenile offenders, where they have the opportunity to be tried by a jury of teen peers. Wesley said early intervention programs, including youth courts, have played a role. If the defendant completes all sanctions, the original charge is dismissed. December 06, Daily Journal. The juries in Teen Court are made up of trained high school volunteers, along with defendants who have previously been required to serve jury duty as a part of their sentence. Chico City Council votes to help Camp Fire victims with new ordinance and fee reductions.