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Teen Court

Teen Court is a diversion program offered to first time juvenile offenders in which they admit to their involvement in the offense and agree to have their case heard before a peer jury of Teen Court student volunteers in a court setting. The judges, which include Circuit, District, and Special Appeals judges, volunteer their time and are present to answer legal questions and set the tone for the courtroom.

Using Teen Court guidelines, the jury decides the appropriate disposition which includes mandatory community service hours, appropriate educational programs, and may include essays, apology letters, or Teen Court jury duties. If the juvenile offender (respondent) completes the assigned disposition within 60 days, the original charge is dismissed and will not appear in the juvenile's record.

Student Volunteer Information

Teen Court is open to all high school students residing in Montgomery County. The program is run in semester sessions – Spring (January to May), Summer (June – August), Fall (September – December) – and an open application period is held in the month prior to start of the next semester session.  Volunteers must commit to attending Teen Court on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 4:30P – 7:30P at the Circuit Courthouse in Rockville during the semester. Volunteers must also agree to abide by the Teen Court Code of Conduct and Confidentiality Agreement included in the volunteer application packet.

Our 2017 Summer Semester session (July - August) is underway and we cannot accept new applications for this session.

Our next semester session will be the 2017 Fall Teen Court (September - December). We will hold an open application period for all high school students residing in Montgomery County for the 2017 Fall Session from August 10 – August 16. The Volunteer Application Packet for the Fall Semester will be available to download from this site on August 10.

Teen Court is now on Facebook! Follow us at Montgomery County Maryland Teen Court for all of the latest Teen Court communications.

Teen Court Summer Schedule 2017

Teen Court Volunteer Application Packet Summer 2017

Name/link to email Position  Phone Number
Georgine DeBord SAO Legal Assistant 240-777-7344
Melissa Henderson SAO Mediation Specialist 240-777-7396
Paulette Corbit SAO Teen Court 240-777-7388


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