Their cases are heard before a jury of their peers and sanctions are assigned for the defendant to complete. Kids won't let other kids' manipulate the system. This is truly peer pressure at its finest. For all Teen Court events, please be aware of the environment that you are in and dress accordingly. Dress code is as follows:.
Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. Skip to Main Content. Sign In. Purpose Teen Court provides an alternative means of dispensing justice to selected juveniles charged with delinquent offenses. The program is open only to juveniles seventeen or under - usually first time offenders - who have committed a selected misdemeanor crime, status offense or traffic violation. Process Teen Court is patterned after a traditional adult courtroom.
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Lawrence County Teen Court is a c 3 non-profit. This program exists solely on community support, grants, fund-raising and donations. We would appreciate your consideration. Any amount is appreciated AND tax deductible. To date, there are 12 active teen courts in the State of South Dakota, at least one in each judicial circuit.