Teen Court of Lea County, Inc.
Justice for youth by youth
Teen Court provides an educational experience for the entire community. It enhances the Juvenile Justice System by stressing accountability and community involvement.
Teen Court of Lea County, Inc. is a first offender program with a hands on approach to the judicial system; with customary courtroom protocol and procedures.
Teen Court is designed to address the needs of the offenders. It invloves their families and enhances community participation. Through the Teen Court system, a youth's peers determine logical, equitaqble consequences for his/her misconduct. Teen Court seeks to prevent the potential escalation of youth misbehavior by providing positive avenues for personal and social success. It involves young people in taking responsibility for their actions and provides the community an active role in service to teens.