An opportunity for accountability.
Adams County Teen Court provides youth with an opportunity for accountability and competency development while promoting safety in the community.
Adams County Teen Court gives young offenders a way to experience the judiciary system and reduces their likelihood of re-offending.
Teen Court allows teenagers who are first time offenders to have their case heard by a jury of their peers who determine the appropriate sanctions. The program is designed to help the youthful offender:
- Acknowledge and accept responsibility for his or her actions.
- Develop pro-social attitudes and behaviors.
- Understand how their decisions impact their lives, family and community.
- Reduce his or her likelihood of re-offending and starting a formal legal record.