Teen Court Personnel
Teen Court is supervised and daily operations are overseen by a coordinator who assists in setting the Teen Court schedule and informing participants of the proceedings. The coordinator also tracks all cases from beginning to end.
A judge presides over the sentencing hearing; explains the criminal charge to the jury; instructs the jury on the applicable law, evidence, and sentencing options; and sentences the offender in accordance with the jury verdict.
Bailiffs are volunteers over the age of 18 that assist in the jury room for deliberations and return the jury into the courtroom after sentencing is decided.
Defense advocates represent the interest of the offender, investigate the circumstances of the offense and background of the offender, present evidence at the sentencing hearing, and make sentencing recommendations to the jury. Defense advocates can be youth.
For additional information or questions please contact the Municipal Court at (307) 872-0550.