February Teen Court sets next session for Tuesday

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Defense Attorneys Alexis, Lexi and Jesse comparing notes at January’s Teen Court. (Courtesy of CIS Brunswick County)

SOUTHPORT– The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be next Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 6 – 8 p.m., at the Brunswick County courthouse.

Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County Schools.

Students are trained to serve as attorneys, jurors, bailiffs, and clerks in real cases that involve first-time juvenile offenders. Student volunteers get a hands-on educational experience that helps them better understand our system of justice.

Juvenile offenders participating in this diversion program saves the county at least $2,000 per case. During 2014-2015, 81 defendants were served and 93 student volunteers participated in the program.

If you have questions about Teen Court, would like to reserve a seat for the next session, or want to volunteer, please contact the Teen Court Director at 253-4087 or teen.court@brunswickcountync.gov. Visit Brunswick County Teen Court on Facebook for more information and updates.

-Content provided by CIS Brunswick County

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