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Winner of the Williamson County/YMCA Teen Court Scholarship

Nathaniel Scott, Graduating Senior at Rouse High School in Leander is the winner of the Fowler Law Firm Scholarship.  He and four other seniors with the Williamson County/YMCA Teen Court wrote an essay on their participation in the Teen Court Program to qualify for the scholarship. Nathaniel wrote a riveting essay on the skills he obtained through Teen Court.  Specifically, he spoke of the “ability to think on his feet and speak eloquently in front of a crowd”.  He credits the program for “boosting his self-efficacy” and given him the “confidence to boldly navigate a strange world he may otherwise fear”.  His essay can be viewed here

Nathaniel has been a part of the Williamson County/YMCA Teen Court for three years. He has accomplished the role of jury foreman, bailiff, prosecutor, defense attorney, and judge.  

Laura Fowler, of the Fowler Law Firm has supported the WC/YMCA Teen Court wholeheartedly due to the leadership aspect of the program.  Students learn the law, etiquette, the value of integrity, and study the Constitution. 

 

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Teen Court

The 2016 Teen Court is ready for action. They have completed orientation, interviewed and been appointed as attorneys, judges, jurors, bailiffs, and clerks. They have lots of fun learning all about the criminal justice system. The offenders who appear before them will be treated with all respect and professionalism. Each offender that completes the sentence awarded by the Teen Jury has their court case dismissed and keeps a clean record.

Students recognized for achieving the role of Teen Court Judge at the annual awards ceremony include Emma McIlheran, Caitlin Legg, Grace Leake, Melanie Horton, Mallory Fulwider and Alice Hui. Each received an inscribed gavel, certificate of accomplishment and lapel pin in the shape of the scale of justice.

Date: Training Sessions & Court are held Monthly (calendar below)
Time : All court and training sessions will run from 6:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Staff should arrive between 6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. on court nights.
Location : The Justice Court courtroom of the Williamson County Annex located at 350 Discovery Boulevard in Cedar Park, Texas
For More Information: Please contact the Program Director,Chloe Cofty(512)260-4229



2017-2018 Schedule
September 16, 2017 – Orientation 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at YMCA Twin Lakes-Survivor Lodge, 204 E Little Elm, Cedar Park, TX 78613

 

September 18, 2017 – Try-Outs/Training

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September 25, 2017 – Try-Outs/Training

October 16, 2017 – Court

October 23, 2017 – Training

November 6, 2017 – Court

November 13, 2017 – Court

December 4, 2017 – Training

December 11, 2017 – Court

January 8, 2018 – Try-Outs/Training

January 22, 2018 – Training

January 29, 2018 – Court 


 
Documents
 TitleOwnerCategoryModified DateSize 
Teen Court Pocket CalendarAmy Tippie 5/24/2017155.52 KBDownload
Teen Court Registration FormAmy Tippie 6/7/2017339.25 KBDownload