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Punishment is usually a designated number of hours on work restitution, a term on Teen Court jury duty, counseling, essays, fines, and in some cases special educational courses. No jail time can be imposed.
There is a participation fee of $10 which must be paid at the time of registration for Teen Court. This fee is non-refundable.
The teen jury is not allowed to discuss any aspect of a case with the defendants prior to the actual sentencing in Teen Court. Improper communication can result in the case being transferred back to adult court.
A jury foreperson leads the jury deliberations, ensures participation of all jurors, mediates disputes among jurors, calls for vote during deliberations, and delivers the verdict to the bailiff.
The jury foreperson is elected from the jury panel after the defendant has explained his or her case and when the jury retires to the jury room to deliberate.
Teen Court reserves the right to refuse to hear a case from those persons who fail to abide by the outlined dress code. Jurors are held to the same standards as defendants.
Teen Court is held on a weekday afternoon at 4:00 pm at the Green River City Hall, Green River, Wyoming, in the Municipal Court or City Council Chambers.50 East 2nd NorthGreen River, WY 82935