El Dorado County students have an opportunity to participate in the juvenile justice system through the Teen Court program offered through the El Dorado Superior Court in South Lake Tahoe.
Following completion of the mandatory training, youths in grades 8-12 will serve as court personnel for real cases in which a minor has committed an offense, admitted the offense and chosen to be judged by his or her peers.
Superior Court judges preside over Teen Court, and volunteer attorneys in the community help students develop their cases.
Youths interested in joining Teen Court must attend the volunteer training Sept. 27. Advance registration is required. Students must be El Dorado County residents enrolled in grades eight through 12. Private and home-school students are also welcome.
Teen Court hearings in South Lake Tahoe will be held the third Thursday of each month beginning Oct. 18 and continuing through May at Superior Court, 1354 Johnson Blvd., Dept. 4.
For more information about Teen Court in South Lake Tahoe, or the volunteer training, call Jorge Orozco at (530) 573-7964. Additional information is available at www.edcgov.us/publichealth.
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