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Teen Court in Maryland

Media and Oral Communications
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Joe Cowan

on 1 November 2012

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State of Maryland Teen Court What is Teen Court? Conclusion Teen Court involves youth who commit a delinquent act and goes before a jury that consists of other teens. What are some benefits of Teen Courts? Teen court uses peer influence to give legitimacy in the eyes of the offender, more do than if the offender were sentenced by an adult judge. The cases heard in Teen Court are in an open court setting, so anyone can attend. The kids in this court are the good kids
Teen court is an excellent way for young adults to learn from their lesson without a hindering criminal record.
If you know a young person who committed a minor offense, send them to teen court! What are disadvantages of Teen Court? References Works Cited

Butts, Jeffery A. "Impact of Teen Court on Young Offenders." Impact of Teen Court on Young Offenders. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Apr. 2002. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/410457.pdf>.
Hall, Ashley. "Students in Action teen Court." News of Washington. Knight Foundation, 17 Sept. 2003. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://my.hsj.org/schools/newspaper/tabid/100/view/frontpage/schoolid/84/articleid/20015/default.aspx>.

Kim, Jennifer. "Ella Baker Center." Ella Baker Center. Ella Baker, 27 July 2010. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://ellabakercenter.org/blog/2010/07/what-you-don%E2%80%99t-know%E2%80%A6can-hurt-you>.
"Statewide Teen Court Statistics â FY10." Statewide Teen Court Statistics â FY10. Maryland Teen Court Association, n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.mdtca.org/data-and-statistics/statewide-teen-court-statistics-fy10/>.
"Welcome to the National Association of Youth Courts." Youth Court. National Association of Youth Corts, n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.youthcourt.net/>.
"What Is Teen Court?" Maryland Teen Court Association. State of Maryland, n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.mdtca.org/what-is-teen-court/>. Also Referred to as "Youth Court". Youth offenders can make an amends for their mistake without closing the doors for future opportunities because of a criminal record. volunteer jurors become involved in a real part of the justice system, providing them valuable experience in debate, public speaking, and the law All members in a teen court are volunteers, previous defendants, and are also teens. The idea of Teen Court is based on two principles: everyone has a right to be judged by a group of his or her peers, and people deserve a chance to make up for their mistakes. The defendant doesn't have the opportunity to be found innocent; all defendants plead guilty before appearing in Teen Court. There are few disadvantages- great opportunity for teens The End!
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