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Lubbock teen court program will be back in session after a decades-long hiatus. The first court, sanctioned by Lubbock Municipal Court Judge.
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PHILADELPHIA — Clayton County Juvenile Court Judge Steven Teske has been announced as one of the recipient’s of this year’s Leadership Prize awarded by the Juvenile Law Center, the oldest public interest law firm for children in the country. Teske is the chief judge of the.
Teen court receives cases from local law enforcement for civil citation as well as the state Department of Juvenile Justice, the State Attorney.
Description:Teen courts are a voluntary alternative to traditional proceedings for teenagers in municipal or justice courts, according to the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center. Instead of imposing a fine, teen courts require and offending teen to answer for the offense. The goal of teen courts programs is to prevent future offenses and provide teenagers an understanding of the legal system. The cases before the tribunal today involve curfew violations by students who have pleaded guilty before Benham. When the offending teen completes their punishment, the case is dismissed and the offense will be be entered as a conviction. A lack of funding and interest in the last 10 years left the teen court program in limbo until recently when Hernandez, who was elected to the municipal court bench in , and Benham expressed interest in bringing back the program, said Valentini, who orchestrated the program's revival.