Court Procedures

Trial


Defendants will have their cases heard before a jury of their peers. The defendant will have a Teen Defense Attorney, and will be prosecuted by a Teen Prosecutor. The case will be heard before a Judge (Adult volunteers who are actual Judges) and a Teen Jury. A verdict will be rendered by the jury after the trial that includes community service hours (within a pre-established range on the discipline grid) and service on at least one jury term.

Master Jury


This process is similar to a grand jury hearing. Defendants have direct interaction between themselves and the jurors. An adult volunteer is present at all times during the master jury hearings. The defendant's parent may be present as well.