Teen Court is an alternative to a traditional juvenile court. Proceedings are for first time non-violent offenders. This program is based on the premise that young people respond positively to the influence of their peers.
Benefits of Teen Court
Successfuly completion of Teen Court requirements within the specified time results in a clear record. Also, the youth becomes acquainted with the judicial system and experiences the satisfaction of contributing to the community.
Teen Court offers juveniles the option of participating in a diversion program that uses peer pressure and early intervention as its main tools in preventing recidivism.
Kankakee County only
Pledge for Life Partnership Initiative
1 Stuart Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901