Teen Court is a peer court that convenes once a month to hear first-time misdemeanor cases. Teen participants, under the supervision of the District Attorney, rotate through the roles of judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, bailiff, and probation officer.
Accused juveniles must admit their offense(s) to have their cases diverted to Teen Court. The acting teen judge decides disposition (sentencing) after hearing recommendations from the acting prosecutor and mitigating circumstances from the juvenile's acting attorney.
Teen participants must be a member of a junior or senior class in a Rockdale County high school and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Students will never hear cases of accused juveniles from their own school.
For further information regarding this program, contact Mary Hogan with the Rockdale County Juvenile Court.