It is the mission of Teen Court, Inc. to reduce juvenile crime within Comanche County through intervention in the lives of at-risk youth by providing positive resolution through peer-driven court sentencing and facilitating behavior changes through education for misdemeanor offenses.
THE SUCCESS OF TEEN COURT
The success of Teen Court is a reduction in crime as well as a reduction in the tax dollars required to dispose of formal charges being filed. The existing juvenile system does not have the means or the ability to address the growing juvenile rate with the assistance from outside agencies such as Teen Court. The entire community would likely suffer from growing crime, which adversely impacts the lives, safety and dollars of every citizen.
HERE'S WHAT TEEN COURT DID IN 2019
86 Juveniles had their case heard and sentenced by their peers.
1,186 Juveniles were educated in our "Turning Point" curriculum which covers faulty thinking, substance abuse and conflict resolution/anger management.
The GOOD NEWS......when a defendant successfully completes the sanctions, there is the opportunity to avoid having a conviction record.
2019 SUCCESS RATE - 93%